Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Talk- Pedro, Bradley, and Peavy...

- The Cubs have confirmed interest in Pedro Martinez and watched him work out earlier this week. Nick Carfardo said Pedro hit 94 MPH on his fastball during the work out. The reason this is so important is because the Cubs currently have a good rotation but have health and stability issues. Harden is very injury pron, Marshall is needed in the pen, and Randy Wells looks like he may be coming back down to earth. With all that the Cubs need a veteran pitcher to build up there rotation and I think Pedro is the answer.

- Bradley is not making any friends in Chicago. Not only is he slumping, he is not playing sound baseball. If he is not striking out and blaming umpires then he is giving away runs. When is it enough? Bradley is not a Cub and Hendry needs to find someone who wants to to be a Chicago Cub. The Cubs need a player like Adam Dunn (who wanted to be a Cub) or Brad Hawpe (who is a professional player. Right now, Bradley is not that type of player.

- Peavy could be out up to three months with the ankle injury he suffered. Maybe this will put the Peavy to Cubs rumor to rest!

Til next time Cub fans.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cubs Draft Picks and Cubs Source has Hawpe Top the List!

Here is an update from the Draft-

- Cubs selected 19 year old Brett Jackson as their first round pick. The last player to play in the Majors that was a first round draft pick by the Cubs was Mark Prior. Jackson is on the verge of becoming a true Center fielder. He batted .326 with a .416 OBP and 11 steals in 14 attempts his Junior year. He does not have tons of power but that may come down the line. Wilkens says his speed and above average defense is what impressed him.

- The Cubs also selected another former LSU player named David LeMahieu. He is an above average infielder with great baseball instincts. He has only really played SS in his career so far.

- The Cubs selected a left handed pitcher for their round 3 pick. His name is Austin Kirk. Kirk went 9-1 with an 0.45 ERA on the mound and batted .408 with 50 RBIs his senior season. He is truly a steal in the 3rd round and expect him to move fast through the Cubs system.


According to one Cubs "source" I recently talked to, the Cubs front office is getting frustrated and annoyed with Milton Bradley's injuries, lack of production at the plate, and his antics toward the media this season. The Cubs have many players they are looking at to add at the deadline whether the team sale is completed or not. One of the players he spoke highly of and is at the top of their list of players they will try to get is Brad Hawpe of the Rockies. Hawpe not only is a natural right fielder, he is a left handed bat that can hit in the middle of the lineup. The Cubs will try all they can to get Hawpe according ot this Cubs source.

Here is a link to Brad Hawpes stats. Got to get him!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Peavy Unlikely to be Traded Unless to Cubs..

- According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports the Padres are unlikely to trade Jake Peavy unless the Cubs get permission to take on his contract or a mystery team comes into the picture. It has said that Jake wants to pitch in the NL, for a contender, and a Midwest team.

- Ryan Spilborghs is not on the Cubs radar according to Ken Roshenthal.

- The Cubs are set to get Harden back this week after a decent rehab outing.

- Great read on Milton Bradley on CCO.

That is it for now Cub fans!