Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Going East, Going Home, and Having 2nd Thoughts???

Rumors and news are ramping up so let’s get to them-

- Bobby Scales left the Cubs to play in Japan.

- Marlon Byrd in his first live game action got plunked in the left shoulder. He is fine and said it was good for him to have it happen so soon.

- Barney also got hit yesterday and he is OK. He is expected to be back with the Cubs on Weds.

- Cubbies Crib says Hendry will be revaluated at the end of the season which leads to their speculation that he will be fired. It should be noted CC cited a source that is very reliable.

- Ricketts is willing to eat some money on Fukudome and Soriano both to get them traded according to sources.

- A friend of Aramis Ramirez says he maybe more willing to waive his no-trade clause if it is “to the right team and the right situation.” Speculation says he would be willing to go to contending teams like the Angels, Tigers, Phillies, Giants, and Braves. The friend also said Aram would expect his 2012 option to be exercised before any trade is completed.

- The Angels have interest and have been scouting 3 Cubs players recently; Geovany Soto, Carlos Pena, and Aramis Ramirez. No discussions have taken place between the teams as of yet but expect trade talk to gain steam right after the All-Star break.

- Just throwing this out there about sending Soto, Pena, and Ramirez to the Angels for Mark Trumbo, Hank Conger, and Mike Trout?

- Here is a three way trade that got into my inbox, probably sparked by the rumor yesterday that the Rangers are interested in Beltran and K-Rod. Mets get Chris Davis, Mel Olt, Chris Carpenter, Jay Jackson, and Jurickson Profar, Cubs get David Wright, and Rangers get Beltran and K-Rod. Pretty interesting trade for everyone involved but the Mets get a slew of good young prospects in this deal.

Until Next Time….


Nick I Cub Fan said...

I think we have plenty of outfielders in our system. And catchers too. If cubs trade for anyone it should be pitching.
Trumbo,Conger and Trout make a total of 1.2 million.
Ramirez, Pena and Soto have a total of about 30 million left in their contracts. I still think Vitters will be playing 1B next year and Flaherty 3B. I agree with you that all 3 could be traded but to 3 different teams, and the cubs adding cash to some of the deals.

Anonymous said...

I know you were "just throwing it out their", but come on, you can't be serious. Mike Trout is the number one prospect in baseball and being touted as the next Hanley "if he played the outfield" Ramirez. Not to mention, Conger and Trumbo are also considered two very good rebuilding blocks. Their is no way in h, e, double hockey sticks that the Angel's would consider that deal even if it was just for Trumbo or Conger.