The latest from Levine and others-
- The Cubs have no interest in trading for Dan Uggla.
- Zambrano and Soriano have untradeable contracts.
- Aramis Ramirez could be traded and I have heard the Cubs have already received calls from the Red Sox and Angels about Aramis.
- The Cubs first choice to play first for them is Adrian Gonzalez followed by Carlos Pena then Adam Dunn.
- Levine backs up what we have been hearing which is Hak-Ju Lee will be one of the players involved in A-Gone trade talk along with Jay Jackson and Chris Archer.
- Levine says Starlin Castro and Brett Jackson will not be involved in trade talk. Carlos Marmol will not be involved with a potential Padres trade.
- The Cubs think Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson will be impact players at the ML level.
- Hendry has not received the 2011 payroll numbers but the Cubs are not expected to spend big on free agents this winter.
- Sean Marshall is enjoying being a reliever.
- Add Jake Westbrook to the list of pitchers the Cubs like. Brandon Webb is still my pick.
- Levine says it is still a possibility that Tyler Colvin is the Cubs starting 1st baseman next season.
- Brandon Guyer needs another year in the minors.
- The Cubs are talking to teams about Fukudome.
- The Cubs have interest in bring Bill Hall in as a utility player much like the role DeRosa filled for them a couple years back. He would likely fill in for Jeff Baker, who is expected to be non-tendered.
Until Next Time….