Sunday, November 30, 2008

Rosenthal talks Peavy, Wood, and Marquis

- Rosenthal backs up the third team being the O's rumor.

-According to major league sources, the Giants, Rockies, and Reds have shown interest in Jason Marquis. This could be really important to a potential Peavy deal. If the Cubs can't unload Marquis on the O's or Padres, they will in fact need to deal him before or soon after a deal with Peavy goes down.

- According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs do not want Kerry Wood back even for 1 year deal worth 9-10 million( which he is expected to get through arbitration if he accepts). It is also said if Wood does not agree to reject arbitration he will not be offered any and the Cubs will lose some draft picks. I honestly think Wood wants to come back but the Cubs do not want him back for 9-10 million. I still think their is a good chance for the Cubs to have Wood in their bullpen next year. I think it all depends on who is the highest bidder for the Cubs. We should find that out Monday.


Alejandro G. said...

Do the Cubs intend to add speed in the off season as well as a left bat or 2?

Nick I Cub Fan said...

I would take Winn if we could get rid of Marquis. He's a switch hitter who could lead off and play all three outfields. The salaries are about the same.

cubsfan82 said...

Alejandro G,

The Cubs have said that they want to add more speed, left handed bat, and athleticism.

Depending on what the potential new owner says will determine what they have to spend.

In a great world the Cubs would trade for Peavy, sign Furcal and Adam Dunn. But that is unlikely to happen.