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!