- The Rangers earlier today confirmed their interest in acquiring a young cheap utility infielder via trade or free agency. Almost a day later we are hearing that the Rangers have called the Cubs about Mike Fontenot and Jeff Baker. Mike Fontenot is considered a non-tender canaidate so the Cubs could be very eager to trade him, especially since he reached super two status. Fontenot really appeals to the Rangers because he will cost less than utility guys such as Mark DeRosa, Jerry Hairston, Adam Everett, or even Craig Counsell. Jeff Baker would be ideal as well but as of right now he is the starting 2nd baseman for the Cubs and is not likely to be trade bait.
- The Cubs are not going to sign Marlon Byrd according to sources. He is too expensive for the Cubs which is why Rick Ankiel appeals to them so much.
- The Cubs will not offer any free agents arbitration.
Until Next Time....