Update @ 4:52 pm- Bruce Levine says the Cubs and Dye are very much interested in each other and have had preliminary talks.
- Xavier Nady is on schedule to be ready for Spring Training following his 2nd Tommy John surgery of his career. The Cubs are interested in Nady according to Foxsports.com. It is also reported that the Cubs are very much interested in Jermaine Dye according to the Tribune. Either one would be fine with me, both have positives and negatives. Dye's defensive abilities are lacking while his power is better than Nady. Hendry is suppose to acquire a fourth outfielder in less than two weeks.
- Do not believe the Ben Sheets is "poised to sign with the Cubs" rumors. We at Hot Stove Cubbies have many sources saying that is entirely untrue.
- Our friends at Cubbies Crib says the Cubs along with the Yankees have expressed interest in Rocco Baldelli. I am a big, big Baldelli guy! They also say Silva may resurrect his career in Chicago. Larry found a flaw in his mechanics which he changed. Now Silva is hitting 93 mph on his fastball and his sinker is a lot sharper. Wouldn't that be a nice surprise.
- There have been talks with the Cubs and Padres about Heath Bell but the Pads are asking too much!
Until Next Time....