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Friday, March 30, 2012
Players Could be on the Move...
The Cubs are interested in adding a lefty reliever this season since Russell is the only one in the bullpen. Some recent names they have been interested in are Kasey Kiker, Dana Eveland, and Hong-Chih Kuo. I also would not count out free agent Mitch Stetter who played in MIL the past 4 years.
The Theo Epstein Compensation saga continues after Chris Carpenter having to have surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow. Now sources are saying the Red Sox may want to revisit the talks because of Carpenter’s injury. GOOD LUCK! He passed a physical before the compensation was completed.
Casey Coleman will remain a starter in AAA Iowa.
Sveum said the most difficult decision he had to make was cutting Welington Castillo. I just heard Randy Wells shed a tear.
The Braves have interest in Marlon Byrd which has already been noted several times but they are also looking at “lesser available Cubs” according to David O’Brien. I am guessing maybe Jeff Baker, Ian Stewart, or Brett Jackson.
The Tampa Bay Rays have called about Marlon Byrd and Brett Jackson according to sources. Tampa Bay is looking for OF help for the injured Sam Fuld and BJ Upton. Both will start the season on the DL.
There is a ton of interest in Randy Wells from other teams but the Cubs are reluctant to give up a nice fill in starter incase of injury.
Lendy Castillo and Manny Corpas look like they have the best shot to make the pen.
Nothing new on Soler but things could change quickly.
The Cubs are more interested now in signing Garza to a long-tern contract rather than trading him. They like how he has been a team leader.
It sounds like Clevenger will get some good playing time by Sveum saying he will get him in at least three games a week and at least one start.