Sunday, March 25, 2012
This Just in.... Trade Rumors....
- The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs have been rumored off and on about a trade that would send Geovany Soto to Tampa for Jeff Nieman or Wade Davis but the Cubs were not to high on either. But now the recent success of Castillo, Clevenger, and the steady play of Geovany Soto has the Cubs and Rays back in talks. A source told me that the Cubs are willing to trade Soto to Tampa but for prospects. Another option he said that is being discussed is a Randy Wells and Geovany Soto for Wade Davis and Alex Colome. This rumor is getting legs according to a separate source.
- The Angels have been in contact with the Cubs about Matt Garza recently but the Cubs are currently trying to work out an extension with the ace.
- The Reds are very much interested in Carlos Marmol and have contacted the Cubs but they are hesitant to trade Marmol because of bullpen concerns of their own.
- The Braves have been in contact the Cubs about Blake DeWitt, Jeff Baker, and Marlon Byrd according to sources to help with their depth and injury woes.
- One source told me if the Cubs do not make any trades before Opening Day he will be "shocked" because all of the things they are working on.
Until Next Time...