Monday, January 25, 2010

Rumor Rumblings....

Here is the latest from

- Morosi says Kiko Clero is still a primary item on the Cubs' list but have decreased their interest some.

- They also say that Xavier Nady is their first choice unless Dye contract demands come down. I like both Nady and Dye over Gomes.

- Ben Sheets in unlikely but Mark Mulder is more of a possibility. I like the idea of Mulder a lot.

- The Cubs have looked at Adam Kennedy and Orlando Hudson but adding a guy for 2nd base is not a priority. It should be and I would be very happy if the Cubs added either one, especially Hudson.

---------------------------Other Rumors and Notes....

- The Rangers designated Joe Inglett for assignment. I would like the Cubs to make a play for him. He can play all over the infield and outfield pretty well and has a lifetime .293 Avg and .349 OBP as a utility guy. I would prefer him over Fontenot.

- Another guy that has been said to be trade bait is Ty Wigginton. With the additions of Tejada and Atkins the right handed utility man will receive a lot less ABs. The Cubs would be very smart to get in on him. A guy that has played everywhere except CF, P, and C could be very valuable coming off the bench for the Cubs. He only makes 3.5 million in the final year of his contract. I think a Fontenot for Wigginton deal would be fair.

- The Chicago Cubs and Ray are after reliever Chan Ho Park according ot Jon Heyman.

Until Next Time...


Anonymous said...

I agree with Nady over Dye... but not sure about over Gomes. I would go with the cheaper option if it allows us to spend money elsewhere (SP in Sheets or Mulder and Park can be the RH vet set up man they are looking for).

I would love to see O Hud at 2B... but agree its not a priority unless the Cubs trade Fonty. I like your trade idea of Fonty for Wiggy. Does make sense cause the O's would get a lefty IF bat while also shedding some salary. The question will be would the Cubs be willing to add $2.5 mil to the salary for a back up player while also having to pay what it would take to get Hudson (because making room for him would be the main reason to trade Fonty).


Todd said...

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Anonymous said...

Fox Sports says Nady contract is done deal... he just needs to take physical... but wonders if he will pass it.

Looks like Reed "Inch" Johnson is out.


Nick I Cub Fan said...

Looks like the cubs signed always injured NADY. Over the last 10 years hes averaged 67.9 games-only
225.7 ABs,29 R-32.5 RBIs, 1.6 SBs.
Another useless move in my opinion.