Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bruce Miles Updates and Quick Hits.

Here is some good stuff from Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald-

***** He says Randy Wolf remains a possibility for the Cubs. I can think of better or worst candidates for the 5th starter position. I would rather have Marshall start and sign a guy with upside or veteran like Kenny Rogers, Pedro Martinez, Odalis Perez, Andy Pettitte, and my favorite Ben Sheets.

***** He says the Cubs are unlikely to sign Blanco but Bako remains on the radar. I just don't get this but right now it looks like Koyie Hill is the backup catcher (which I support). I also think there are better options besides Bako like Javier Valentin and Ivan Rodriguez( rumored he would have to take a minor league deal).

***** He says Rich Hill, Felix Pie, and Ronny Cedeno are out of options. All three could be traded before opening day with Cedeno the most likely to stay. Guzman is also a trade candidate because he is out of options but he will make the bullpen or could be apart of package of players to get "you know who."

Here is some quick hits-

**** Marshall is the front runner for the 5th spot in the rotation. Even over acquiring a veteran starter.

**** Bradley as of right now will bat 4th with Lee batting 3rd and Aram batting 4th. I do not know why they would have Lee still bat 3rd. He should bat 2nd, 5th, or 6th.

**** The Cubs could have interest in Paul Lo Duca. He was considered an elite catcher up until 2007 when his numbers really dropped off.


AW said...

Lo Duca is definitely an intriguing possibility as is Pudge. I would rather they bring up Wellington Castillo then play Koyie Hill, he is pretty awful with a bat in his hands.
Ill take a pass on Wolf, Marshall is more talented.
Still think Peavy is our best option.
That batting order definitely vexes me. If it were up to me I would put Soriano 3rd, Bradley 4th, Ramirez 5th, Lee 6th.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

I would like to see the Cubs get Peavy, if not Marshall should start. But then cubs would have to sign a lefty free agent like Beimel or Shouse even Ohman. Maybe Hill will come into spring traning and pitch like he did 2 years ago. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

You say both Bradley and ARam batting 4th

Irv in Melrose Park said...

prediction: new owners will NOT approve the Peavey deal. At least not yet. They will want to see what the Cubs can do with the existing team and then if we are playing well or close to the top they will approve the deal mid-season. If the Cubs run away with the division without Peavey they may not deal for him at all during the year either.