Friday, January 29, 2010

Some Cubs Chatter....

- I am sad to say that Eric Byrnes will not be a Cub at the start of the season. He signed with the M's today.

- The Cubs offered Jermaine Dye 3.3 million bucks for the fourth outfield spot. He turned it down so the Cubs inked Nady for the same amount. Dye will regret not taking that deal. Dye will now either sign for less money, retire, or wait this year out. That is my own opinion of course.

- The Jays are shopping Scott Downs and Jason Frasor and the Cubs have checked in on both. If the Cubs could nab Downs I would be pumped! Downs for Marshall or Guzman! Get it done Jimbo!

- Mark Prior is throwing off the mound and would like to make a comeback. Any Cub fans want to see a reunion? I do on a minor league deal.

- The Cubs officially signed Xavier Nady to a one year deal worth 3.3 million with extra incentives to bring it above 5 million.

- The Indians are trying to trade Fausto Carmona to make room for Orlando Hudson. That name should interest the Cubs.

- Here are my last three moves for the Cubs.
***Trade Angel Guzman for Scott Downs.
***Sign Noah Lowry to a minor league deal.
***Trade Sean Marshall and Mike Fontenot to the Mets for Luis Castillo with the Mets picking up 8 million of the 12 million left on his contract. Which would mean the Cubs only adding 2 million to the payroll in this trade.

Until Next Time...


Anonymous said...

I would have taken Byrnes over Nady in a heartbeat. He is healthy again and he is still good enough to start on most teams. He was just so banged up the last 2 years.

Mike said...

I don't know where you come up with some of your trade ideas. Marshall or Guzman for Downs (a former Cub) would be a loss for the Cubs. Forget about Mark Prior!!!! It is not going to happen. And Nick Lowry is washed up.

Mike said...

Sorry, I meant Noah Lowry.

You still have no clue.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

If the cubs sign Prior or Benson, what kind of message would they be sending to Samardzija, Cashner, Jackson or Carpenter. The cubs have alot of pitching in the minors, thats ready now. I say let the kids play.

Tanner said...

Let Samarzija start, he can't even do well when he is in the minor league. I would trade him for anything ASAP. He is overrated and needs to be gone!