- Bruce Levine says the Cubs will in fact deal Bradley soon and the likely scenario will be a three or four team deal involving the Rays, Mets, Cubs, and another team. Players involved would be Pat Burrell, Milton Bradley, Luis Castillo, and maybe another player.
- The Cubs need some veteran help in the pen and rotation according to Levine. He names J.J. Putz and Ben Sheets as targets.
- The Cubs want to add a CF and a person to platoon with Fukudome in RF or the newly required guy for CF. They are looking at Mike Cameron, Rick Ankiel, Coco Crisp, and Marlon Byrd according to Levine for the CF vacancy. I like the Mike Cameron/Rick Ankiel angle. If the Cubs are looking for a right handed platoon player for RF they should target inexpensive players such as Rocco Baldelli, Gary Sheffield, Xavier Nady, or the more expensive Vladimir Guerrero. All have smashed lefties over their career but only Nady and Baldelli give them more options to play all around the outfield. I would love to land Granderson or sign Ankiel then sign Sheffield, Baldelli, or Guerrero. Nice lineup with those guys in there.
More to Come....