Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Eyre DFA, Wood back, and other notes.

-Yesterday the Cubs made room for Wood to come off the DL by DFA LHP Scott Eyre. Eyre has been inconsistent and the injury bug has hit him hard this year. The teams that are said that are interested are the Cards, Brewers, Phillies, and Red Sox. With the Sox having the most interest in the lefty. The Cubs will more than likely be off the hook for the 1.5 million they owe him for the rest of this year.

- I would not be surprised if Howry, Ward, and maybe Lieber are put on waivers this month. Howry has been awful and there are kids like Ceda who have nasty stuff that deserves a shot in the big show. Ward and Lieber are interesting situations, you have guys like Jeff S. and Sean Marshall that are not going anywhere so Lieber could be released or DFA when he comes off the DL. Ward has not been producing like Ward usually does and there is guy in AAA named Hoffpauier who could fill his spot on the bench.

4 comments:

aw said...

amen bro, ceda and hoffy cant possibly be worse than ward and howry. I was callin for ceda the other day on your blog post.

Anonymous said...

Howry really does have stuff, he's just goin thru a rough patch...i don't want a bunch of unsung rookies in our pennant race!!!

Nick I Cub Fan said...

If the CUBS could get more studs like SCHLITTER, I say trade HOWRY, C.FOX, WARD, HART, LIEBER, WUERTZ. Sept. call-ups are just 3 weeks away. Pitchers like CEDA, LAMBERT, REINHART, ESTRADA, ATKINS, are not on the 40 man roster. Outfielders who are hitting over 300 with great power numbers like DUBOIS AND KROEGER are not on the 40 man roster. HOFFPAUIR and J.FOX are on the roster. I'm not sure but i think you have to be on the 40 man roster to get called up. Right now there are 38 players on the roster. Either way CUBS have a 5 game lead with 47 left to play. I like our chances even without anymore trades we can add 2 of those kids to the roster.

Anonymous said...

Howry best be next