Sunday, January 25, 2009

Some Cubs Stuff... Add a Peavy Update..

Just came across this update-

Lee Hamilton on XM radio said talks are still going on between the Padres and Cubs. He says now that a deal that involves Peavy would include Vitters, Marshall, Olson, and Hart. Obviously the Cubs feel they have Stevens and Guzman to fill the spot starter role, unless they trade for Heilman(which I recommend). He also says the Angels are trying to get into the mix saying a deal that would include Jered Weaver, Nick Adenhart, Brandon Wood and Reggie Willits( If I was the Padres, I would jump on that). Peavy does have a no trade clause and said he wants to stay in the NL. He also does not have the Angels on his list of teams he would accept a trade to( it seems the Cubs are the only team on that list lol).

Here is the quote from Hamilton-

"Reports out here on the West Coast are saying Jake Peavy will be a Cub by Opening Day."


- We keep hearing the Cubs and Padres will heat up the Peavy trade talk soon. Nick Cafardo is the next to suggest it.

- The Royals asked the Cubs about Cedeno and the Cubs said they would like Greinke or Teahen those talks died.

- The Cubs are one of 5 teams keeping an eye on Ben Sheets. His price is continuing to drop by the day and is now saying he would except a 1 or 2 year deal to prove his health and wait for the economic situation to improve in the coming years. One baseball source said that guys like Wolf, Looper, and Sheets may take 1 year with only 5-8 million guaranteed or go without jobs into Spring. The same source also said the same things bout big hitters like Manny, Dunn, and Abreu.

- I have three trade proposals for the Padres for Peavy-

Cubs get Peavy
Padres get Vitters, Olson, Stevens, Hill, and Hart

Cubs get Peavy
Padres get Vitters, Weurtz, Olson, Hart, and Cedeno

Cubs get Peavy
Padres get Guzman, Hart, Olson, Stevens, Hill, and Cedeno


Cubbiefan07 said...

Out of the 3 Peavy trades I like #3 because we give up Vitters. I also have a cubs blog that a started about a month and a half ago. Your site is one of the best for rumors! If you get a chance check mine out:

waldo7239117 said...

I will like to go with the third one but that wont happen because maybe we can keep Vitters and trade for a CF next year

No more rumors so far

Jordan C said...

I agree, with with all the moves the cubs have made in the off-season they all add up to acquiring Jake Peavy. right???

Anonymous said...

Im liking that talks are still continuing strong, and looks like a deal thats works for both sides, the only way im fine with getting rid of marshall is if heilman is brought over.

jRod said...

One piece missing in a Peavy deal is the prospect we get back...we know from Hendry history he always get's a prospect back.
I would prefer not giving up Vitters in a Peavy deal, would prefer to save him for a deadline deal for what ever we are missing.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

I like #3 but i don't think it will take that many pitchers to get Peavy. I said it before Vitters is not going anyplace. He is rated the 14th best prospect in baseball. Remember Peavy wants to pitch for the Cubs (has veto power) and San Diego HAS TO reduce their payroll. Also if they got 6 players, they would have to add 5 of them to there 40 man roster, meanning 5 players would have to be put on wavers. I believe it will get done but Cubs will give up much less than is being reported.