UPDATE!- The Cubs are discussing various trades with the Yankees and Dodgers. Although Buster Olney says the Cubs and Dodgers are close to a deal. Tony Jackson of ESPNLA says there is two possible trades, one including Theriot and Lilly, the other just with Lilly. The Yankees are also talking to the Cubs about a deal that would send Lilly and Theriot to NY.
The only thing new I have heard is that if the Cubs fork over more cash they better prospect they get. Jesus Montero from the Yankees could be a part of the package while Jon Ely or Dee Gordon could come the Cubs way from LA. One thing is for sure is that Lilly will likely be dealt before the deadline.
Rumors are flying around the Cubs and the Cubs could look a lot different in coming days-
- The Padres are looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder who can also play in spacious Petco. They are said to be interested in Rick Ankiel and Kosuke Fukudome. The Padres want the Cubs to pay almost all of this contract though.
- The D'backs are interested in Ryan Theriot especially if they deal Kelly Johnson or Stephen Drew.
- The Red Sox tried to make a run at Sean Marshall but the Cubs shot down that talk.
Here is the latest on Lilly-
- The Dodgers are trying to work out a trade for Theriot and Lilly but want the Cubs to kick in money so they can get a deal done according to Ken Rosenthal.
- Tim Brown of Yahoo says the Dodgers are waiting for Lilly's cost to come down. George Offerman says names he is hearing are Blake DeWitt, Dee Gordon, and John Ely. Gordon would be a steal for the Cubs.
- Rosenthal tweeted the Dodgers will likely get Lilly without Theriot.
- Jayson Stark says the Tigers are not out of the hunt for Ted Lilly and a "mystery" team is involved. According to a Padres source "they are not interested in Lilly"
- The Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about Lilly and a position player says Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times. Dylan says the other position player is NOT Theriot.
- Jon Paul Morosi says the Reds have a remote chance of obtaining Lilly. They could be the mystery team. He also notes the Reds are not on Lilly's no-trade list.
- George Ofman just tweeted Theriot is still in the picture for the Tigers and Dodgers.
- David Kaplan just tweeted that Ted Lilly would approve a trade to the Twins. The Twins are currently on this no-trade list.
- Bruce Levine says the Yankees are still in on Lilly.
More later I am sure!