Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cubs Like Zach Duke!

The Cubs are now talking to the Pirates about Zach Duke to replace Ted Lilly in the rotation. Yahoo Sports Gordon Edes confirms what Bruce Levine said today about the Cubs wanting Duke. We have already heard that the Cubs like Tom Gorzelanny, Jack Wilson, Grabow, and Freddy Sanchez but the Duke seems very legit. It is even said that the Cubs have 4 prospects on the table for Duke and Peter Gammons says it will take a lot of prospects to get the talented young lefty.

Duke is 9-9 with a 3.42 ERA, 74 Ks, and 34 walks. Not to mention he is still under team control. I would love to get him!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice! keep the updates and rumors coming!! hope all is well with ur family and moving!
you should be busy this week with lots of rumors!

Joe said...

Whats the word on Magglio? I know he hasnt been playing well and was benched earlier this season. I could see a change of scenery working for him a la Manny... just maybe not as productive or as big of an impact. I know its not the lefty bat Lou is looking for, but trading Bradley would strictly be a dump and beggars cant be choosers when dumping a player with a big contract. Maggs had a chip on his shoulder when he left the Sox and with Ozzie, so maybe getting the opportunity to play again across town from the Sox might spark him?

I really hope this Duke rumor isnt true. The Cubs should not be blowing away their prospects for a starter unless it is a shut down starter like Halladay or Cliff Lee. Otherwise get a middle of the rotation guy as a stop gap until Demp and Lilly come back. I would prefer to see bullpen help or another bat.

Tanner said...

I am confused about why the Cubs are interested in Jack Wilson?? Can he play 2nd or can the riot play 2nd?

ivorybanger15 said...

I'm a fan of Duke as well, but where does he fit in on this team once Lilly comes back? Who gets kicked out of the rotation?

Anonymous said...

can duke play center or short? didn't think so.... what a joke.

Anonymous said...

wasn't it on here that said the cubs weren't going after halladay because they like their staff? so now why duke? seems confusing to me.... or wait, maybe its just another cubs rumor that they put out there to keep their fans happy? yes, that is what it is.

Tanner said...

Annoying, stupid white sox fans are in here talking. It is funny that they are bashing the Cubs when they are getting rocked by the Tigers this weekend. Stupid Sox people.

allan jb said...

I'll believe that when I see it.Just what 4 prospects are being considered in the trade for Duke?

cubsfan82 said...

allan no word on the prospects. You have to believe they want a young inexpensive middle infield and maybe so fireball pitchers.

Anonymous said...

you would love to get him? well we would all love to get him, but the prospects we would have to give up wouldnt be loved...so say no to Duke who is cheap and under control for few more years...