Happy New Year To Everyone! Lets hope 2009 brings the Cubs a World Series!
- According to the Chicago Tribune, Paul Bako is expected to sign a contract with the Cubs for 500,000 dollars. He will be the 2nd catcher on the team.
- It appears the Cubs recent trades have no bearing on a potential Peavy deal. It was rumored that the deal was impending on a potential Jake Peavy trade. Towers also said a trade for Peavy to Chicago is "Doubtful." Honestly I think this is posturing, remember Towers said that the next time they talk about Peavy it will be under the radar and no one will know until it happens.
- Hendry talked on the radio yesterday so lets recap-
***** Trading Mark DeRosa was one of the most difficult decisions he has had to make as a GM.
***** The Cubs were too right handed and that is why he made the trade. ( more posturing, Jim would not have traded DeRosa and his production if he did not have another thing working)
***** Hendry is going to add a switch hitter or left-handed bat in the next 7-10 days.
***** Hendry want more speed along with a switch hitting or left-handed bat.
***** Hendry has had no talks with the O's all offseason and thinks MacPhail is content with keeping the player.
***** The Cubs will go to Mike Fontenot and Aaron Miles at 2nd when the season starts. I like Fonty starting at 2b, another left-handed bat with decent pop!
***** Hendry likes his pen and it seems like that part is set.
***** The ownership deal has gone on longer than expected and Hendry has a payroll number he can work with until the situation is resolved within the next month.
***** Hendry said if he can make one or two more significant additions he considers this a good offseason. If they are Peavy and Bradley, it is a great off season!