Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cubs Talk- Pedro, Cubs Sale, and more.....

Sorry it took so long for an update. You have to bare with me while I am in a transition with moving. Here is the rumors for this week..

- The Cubs sale may effect what the Cubs do at the deadline.

- Jon Heyman says that the sale also could kill any deal for Pedro. Although other reports say that he Cubs are the most poised to sign Pedro especially if any of their pitching goes down.

-'s Bruce Levine quoted a source saying Sam Zell has reopened negotiations with a group out of New York led by Marc Utay, who is a former North Suburban Chicago resident, and Leo Hindery. This is posturing for Zell to get top dollar from Ricketts. I do not expect Marc Utay to own the Cubs after everything Ricketts has done to obtain them.

- There is a interesting rumor circling the web that I caught wind of. It is a three team deal that would net the Cubs Mark Teahen, the Royals would receive Jeff Francoeur, and the Braves would get Jose Guillen and PTBNL and cash from the Cubs. This would be a great trade for the Cubs but not for the Braves considering they would just be getting a more expensive mediocre hitter. Probably not a lot of stock in this rumor but I find it very interesting.

- Jim Hendry said they may be very busy at the deadline but is unsure of what the Cubs needs are since the middle of July is still weeks away. Jim says that their needs now might not be their needs in July. Jim did say if they need to add or make a move they will do so in July or if the right deal comes along but they will not make a move just to make a move.

That is it for now Cub fans!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cubs Call Up Fox, Waddell to DL.

- The Cubs have called up Jake Fox and put Jason Waddell on the DL. Fox will provide the Cubs extra pop off the bench while playing DH in the some the interleague games coming up.

- The Cubs may be looking to trade the surplus of above average young starters in AA and AAA to get a power bat in the everyday lineup or a guy that can split time with Fonty at 2b. The Marlins have some players that could really interest the Cubs like Dan Uggla and Jorge Cantu. Another player on the block is Felipe López of the Dbacks. The Dbacks are poised for a fire sale at the deadline and Lopez will likely be a good trade chip for them. Lopez who will be a free agent after the season is hitting .304 with 4 homers 11 RBI and 4 SB while playing all over the infield. The versatile switch hitter would be the ideal player to come off the bench for Lou or spot start somewhere in the infield. I would like to see maybe a Esmailin Caridad or Mitch Atkins swapped for Lopez. Then the Cubs could put Miles on waivers, trade him, place him on the DL, or outright release him. Miles is just dead weight while Lopez will actually contribute.

That is it for now, GOOO CUBS!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two Must Read Articles....

Here are two really good articles for today that you as a Cubs fan must read.

Suntimes article and the CCO article.