The Cubs have placed Derrek Lee on the bereavement list and Geovany Soto on the 15 day DL with shoulder issues. The Cubs have called up Micah Hoffpauir and Welington Castillo. I am surprised the Cubs have not called on Bryan LaHair to replace Lee.
- MLBTR.com has an interesting thought about a possible Mets/Cubs trade. The Cubs would receive Oliver Perez (12million), Carlos Beltran (18.5 million), and Luis Castillo (6 million) for Carlos Zambrano (36 million). There contracts are basically a wash and the other thing that would benefit the Cubs is the three players the Cubs would received would be in the last year of there contracts, which would free up money for the 2011 free agency class. While the Mets could subtract three overpaid players and fill those positions with internal or free agent players. Carlos Zambrano seems to need a change of scenery and the Mets could be getting an ace if he returns to form like many think he would if he left Chicago. The Cubs could then in turn start Beltran in RF, Castillo as an utility guy, and Perez as a starter or reliever. The Cubs could put Colvin at 1st or use him as there 4 outfielder but they need to trade Fukudome first. Right now it is just a thought but makes a ton of sense for both clubs.
- No word yet on who has been put on wiavers and if anyone has been claimed yet. I will keep you updated.
Until Next Time…