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!