Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cubs Notes

-Soriano will skip the All Star Game to completely heal his hand and be back with the Cubs after the break.

- The Cubs signed first round pick Andrew Cashner, he was their first pick (19th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft.

- Rich Harden will make his Cubs debut Saturday against the Giants. Can't wait to see him pitch in Wrigley in Cubbie Blue!

- The Cubs still have interest in trading for another starter pitcher and reliever. They have interest in Brian Fuentes and Ron Mahay but their asking price maybe too high. As far as another starting pitcher, the Cubs are looking at guys like Randy Wolf, Greg Maddux, Kei Igawa, and Jarrod Washburn. Jayson Stark says it is not out of the question that the Cubs get Wolf. I think the Cubs want to add another decent pitcher just in case Harden has problems. To be honest I would take Wolf and Maddux over Marquis or Marshall but not Igawa or Washburn. How bout trading Marquis for Maddux or Wolf???


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i would take burnett over any of those scrubs.

Anonymous said...

The Bullpen arms are interesting. you can never have enough pitching. Bringing Maddux back to try to win a WS would be a cinderella story if they pull it off but i cant honestly say at this point in his carrer he could do better then Marquis. Id consider bringing Maddux back if San diego takes Marquis and pays his contract next year and pays it fully.

Anonymous said...

how about Freddy Garcia for a late August and September push? He and Lou go way back.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

Gallagher won his first game for oak. and Murton had 2 RBI's. For a team who's prospects rate 20th best amoung their peers I think Baseball America may want to reconcider. AAA 1st, AA 1st, Datona 3rd 1 game back, Peoria 1st, Boise 3rd 5 games back and Ariz. rookie league 2nd 2 games back. Cubs are looking good.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

I would not want any of those pitchers. Petco is a pitcher friendly park, and Maddux ERA is 3.90 last 3 starts 16.1 IP 19 H 15 ER 6BB 7 SO 3 HR. Wolf last 3 starts, 14.1IP 19 H 10 ER 10 BB 13 SO 3 HR. Now if SD was willing to trade Peavy i would be listening. Erye may be back soon, but he's getting old and goes on DL alot. Maybe we could get a good left hand RP. Just my opinion, its not how many trades we can make, its how many quality trades we can make.

Anonymous said...

if you're going to crack on Marquis and others, El Gigante, why not sign your post? Jimbo

el gigante said...

Hey Mr. Jimbo: I always sign my posts. And I don't float BS information like you have been known to do. Where do you get you "inside" information? Your dreams I suspect.