Here is the latest from Foxsports.com-
- 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...