Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bradley Update... Cubs Sign Grabow.... Heilman Gone...

- Still no update on Millwood for Bradley and Miles, even though David Kaplan says they are in serious discussions. Which confirms it somewhat.

- According to Jayson Stark the Rays, Rangers, and Jays appear the likely places for Bradley.

- The Cubs signed Grabow to a 2 year 7 million dollar deal.

- Carrie Muskat says the Cubs cannot afford Reed Johnson or Rich Harden this offseason.

- The Cubs will not targer Pedro this offseason.

- Aaron Heilman was traded to Arizona today for lefty reliever Scott Maine and first baseman Ryne White. Heilman was a non-tender candidate so this is not a shock. Both guys look like two good prospects. I actually did not expect this type of return for Heilman.

- The Cubs are somewhat interested in Felipe Lopez but not if he breaks the bank.


Nick I Cub Fan said...

Joe i too would like to see us get draft picks for Harden and Gregg. The worse case is we have to sign both for one year. And we could still trade them, after they get their arbitration contracts.
For more young players. Or we could keep them both, they did ok last year.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

GAUB, DOLIS, PARKER, CASTILLO AND ADDUCI were all added to the 40 man roster. SNYDER and DIAMOND were not.
Toronto called cubs about HALLADAY.

John Mountjoy Online Journal said...

I cannot see the Cubs being willing to spend more than their proposed amount of available funds to sign Harden or Gregg to one year contracts. Too risky to offer either of these guys Arbitration.