Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sun Times Full of Rumors!

Chris De Luca of the Chicago Sun-Times has the latest in Cubs talk today!

- Sources of De Luca say the Cubs' interest in Peavy as "limited."( Even though talks continue to heat up). Instead he says the Cubs have "deep interest" in Sabathia. Chis also wonders if the Cubs will entertain the thought of Burnett coming to the northside as well. A lot of this has to do with payroll room and depends on Wood and Dempster, along with the ability to move Marquis. I honestly do not see how the Cubs can afford a contract like Sabathia or Burnett with the way sale is going. If anything they should prioritize Peavy and Dempster over both because Ryan and Jake's contracts together would not even come close to what Sabathia is going to get on the open market. I question his source on this.

- He reminded his of Rich Hill's negative trade value and how he will be out of options next spring.

- His source also stats the Cubs continue to pursue Brian Roberts and Raul Ibanez. Like the thought of getting Roberts if he does not cost an arm and a leg, but Ibanez in RF scares the crap out of me!


Nick I Cub Fan said...

I think the Cubs can afford Sabathia if they don't sign Dempster or Wood. And they would get draft picks for both of them since they are A rated players. This would be a great move by the Cubs. They will have to trade young tallent to get their big left handed bat. This way they can replentish the minor league teams. They can also sign Furcal by trading Marquis. If we got Sabathia and Furcal and nobody else i would still be very happy. We would give up draft picks for Sabathia though.

acw said...

Who pitches the 8th nick?

Anonymous said...

I like the Demp offer... pretty much what I would be willing to pay. But we'll see if him and his agent like it.

F Vasquez. The Sox are hoping someone is stupid enough to take him off their hands. Sharing the same town we should already know the PoS he is. Might as well just throw R Hill in the rotation.

I dont like Swisher's numbers, but they actually compare with Edmonds, so I would accept a Johnson/Swish platoon in CF. But shouldnt be a priority at this point with considering we need an upgrade in the OF, preferably RF.