- The Padres are looking for a late inning, hard throwing reliever for cheap. The Cubs currently have Angel Guzman available so that could intrigue the Padres. Guzman is out of options and is likely to be traded before Sunday if Gaudin is not traded, put on waivers, or released first.
- Another team that is in the need for big league pitching is the Tigers. Right now the Tigers and Cards are discussing a Ryan Raburn trade where the D would get a pitching prospect. In addition to that they need a big league pitcher who is very versatile. According to Jon Paul Morosi the Tigers have tabs on Chad Gaudin but do not like the 2 million owed to him.
- Chad Fox will start the year in Iowa according to may reports.
- Lou said yesterday that the Cubs would not put any of the pitchers on waivers. Lou's said "There will either be a trade or an option--anything but waivers." I could see the Cubs placing Guzman or Gaudin on the DL to start the year if a trade has not been reached by Sunday.
That is it for now, more to come!