Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cubs Not Doing Well but the Rumors are Fine...

  • Alex Gordon maybe availiable via trade but only if the Royals are blown away in a deal.  The Cubs could have some interest in Gordon but only to play 3rd.
  • If the Cubs are willing to do bad a contract swap for Soriano the Mariners and Chone Figgins seem like a match.
  • Once again the Cubs are willing to eat most of Soriano's contract if he is traded.  Theo Epstein talked with the Red Sox about Soriano before the season but have had no talks since.
  • The Giants and Cubs have been keeping an open dialogue about a Soriano trade.  The Giants are one of the few teams actually interested in the aging slugger.
  • The recent contract with Adam Jones has just made players like Michael Bourn, BJ Upton, and Shane Victorino very happy.  All three have likely priced themselves out of the Cubs market.
  • The Cubs are willing to sign big free agents next season but not just to sign one.  They have to fit with what Theo and Co. are doing.
  • Sveum and Dempster have been speaking out about potential moves.  Dempster is gaining interest from the Yankees and Red Sox mostly.
  • The O's have been scouting the Cubs recently which is bad because the Cubs have not been playing well.  The O's could also be looking for pitching.
  • Tom Loxas of Cubs Den has a good piece of two haters. 
  • Cubs did some minor league shuffling where Javier Baez is coming to Peoria.  BleacherNation has the minor league run down.
Until Next Time...

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