Thursday, January 29, 2009

Some Peavy, Rich Hill Suitors, and Cubs Losing Out On Targets...

Here is the latest from the mill today-

- ESPN's Jayson Stark says the Cubs will not be getting Peavy anytime soon because the ownership take over is a ways away. We could be looking at a late March or early April blockbuster if Peavy deal does in fact get done.

- Tim Dierkes suggested some Rich Hill suitors today, the Royals, Mariners, Padres, Pirates, Marlins, and Orioles. The Royals, Pirates, and Padres make the most sense to me. He could be apart of a potential Peavy trade because Olsen was dealt to the M's. Maybe that is why Olsen was available in that trade instead of Hill, the Padres want Hill instead of Olsen?? I could also see the Rays getting in on this because a couple years ago there was talk of a Hill package for Crawford. Wow, how have things changed!

- Juan Uribe has signed with the Giants and now the Cubs are looking at Rich Aurilia have also have targeted Nomar (it is about time). The Cubs have also lost out on potential number 5 starter Jon Garland. It also seems that Randy Wolf will head to the Dodgers, Oliver Perez and Pedro to the Mets, leaving Braden Looper and Ben Sheets as possible targets. I also would not be surprised if the Cubs just go with they got or sign a guy with upside like Kris Benson or Mark Mulder. I would be happy if the Cubs signed Mulder and Nomar or Aurilia.

- Heilman will compete for the 5th starter spot if the Cubs do not land guy like Sheets or Peavy. I think this guy would put great numbers as a starter. Just a prediction if he starts 30 games I see him going 14-7 with a 3.97 ERA. I would expect Marshall to put up better numbers though, starting 30 games. Something like 16-8 with a better ERA of 3.50.


Joe said...

I think you are over shooting the win totals for Heilman and Marshall. Having seen Marsh for a few years now he is definitely a double digit back of the rotation starter, but 16 is a bit of a stretch out of the 5th spot. 14 is a bit of a reach too, but thats as high as I see it going. Its not so much a knock on Marsh, but if we get that many wins out of that rotation spot we're looking at a record breaking regular season win total for the Cubs.

I would prefer to see Heilman in set up.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

I don't see the Cubs getting any more position players, they are set there. Maybe a catcher if they aren't happy with Hill. They already have 13. If Marshall starts they will need a lefty relif
pitcher. Do you know how many of these pitchers can be sent back to the minors without having to clear waivers?
And thats just the bull pen. I think Hart,Stevens,Wuertz and Samardzija(i don't see him being sent down) are the only ones. If thats the case, at least 3 will be traded and 3 will be sent back to the minors. Thats also why i don't see cubs signing anymore free agent pitchers. Again just my opinion

Jordan C said...

you mean i can chant NOMAH HIT A HOMAH again??? lol

Anonymous said...

Why would they go after Mulder? Hes done with.

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supersonicivy said...

All I can say is that if the Cubs keep dumping all these "might be good some day" (Cedeno, Hill, Pie, etc.) players and get nothing in return at least we are making space in the minors to try some lower level players to see if they have talent. Looks like we are dumping and not getting Peavey just like the Roberts scenario. I wish they would do a better job of keeping big name player deals under wraps so we don't always get our hopes up.