Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cubs like Cameron?? Pods to cubs??

Thanks to MLBTR-

The Padres have had "cordial and informative" talks with free agent Mike Cameron. The talks sound pretty low level right now. According to Cameron's agent, the Nationals, Rangers, and Cubs also like him.

Im not sure why they would want Cameron unless they feel Pie isn't ready and the miss out on Fukudome. He is a decent hitter and a good defender but I don't understand it. Here is his stats-


Not much of an upgrade of Pie I think.

Thanks to MLBRUMORS-

Scott Podsednik was designated for assignment today and because he has enough major league time, he can declare for free agency if claimed. He will probably be non-tendered next month anyways but expect the Padres and Cubs to be interested. The Cubs were interested in him last season but couldn't work something out. It does not seem that Mike Cameron is going back to the Padres and they could look to bring Podsednik in and platoon him with someone else. The Cubs have shown interest in Cameron so they might go after him if the price is right. Podsednik struggled with the White Sox this season batting .243 with 2 HR, 11 RBI, and 12 SB, but has had some success in the past. Other than the Padres and Cubs, I expect the Rockies, Pirates, Orioles, and Nationals.

This only makes since if the Cubs use Pods as a 4th outfielder. The Cubs seem to be targeting some pretty mediocre outfielders recently such as Cameron and Scott. But this is just talk right now. It would be nice if Hendry made some moves before were left with Geoff Jenkins in RF next year.

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