Monday, November 03, 2008

Hot Stove is Cooking!

- MLBTR has it Top 50 Free Agents and there esimated desinations. So check it out-

They have the Cubs re-signing Wood and Dempster along with FA Bobby Abreu. I would be OK with that. It seems that Eli's source maybe wrong on the Cubs not wanting Bobby Abreu since I have heard from more than one site that the Cubs and Abreu both have interest. I think it is less unlikely that Wood is signed, personally I think he will go to Texas or Houston for a 3 year deal. I still hold out hope for Dempster since he has a good friendship with Hendry and Jim has a history of keeping impending free agents.

- Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says Towers still thinks the Braves as the best match for a trade for Jake Peavy. Nick says that the Braves maybe willing to trade Yunel Escobar in a deal for Peavy. He also stats that the Red Sox have not been ruled out. Unfortunatly Peavy does not want to go to an AL team.

- According to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune says Towers arrived early at the GM meetings with trading Jake high on his list. Towers is focused on three teams. Those teams are spectulated ot be the Cubs, Dodgers, and Braves. The Dodgers will be held ransom for Peavy since they are in the same division and the Braves do not want to include top prospects Tommy Hanson and Jason Heyward.( Gives the Cubs a good shot!) He goes on to say that Towers is not opposed to a three-team deal but has never done one. Although he would rather do a direct trade. It is also noted that 2 or 3 quality players could get a deal done for Jake Peavy.

- The Cubs and Nationals swapped minor leaguers. The Cubs sent pitcher Matt Avery to the Nats for another pitcher named Ryan Buchter. Thanks to MLBTR.

-The Cubs signed a couple of Korean players: catcher/outfielder Jae-hoon Ha and pitcher Soo-min Jung. Thanks to MLBTR.

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