Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cubs Rumor Bag: BOY, IS IT FULL

  • Heyman says there are no good reasons teams, especially AL, shouldn't be lining up for Soriano because of the production this year.
  • The Yankees feel Garza and Dempster are not upgrades to what they currently have on the team.
  • The Tigers are still wanting Barney with Dempster or Garza but the Cubs still want Castellanos and Turner so nothing has been progressing.
  • The Cubs are not trying to trade LaHair but they are listening to offers.
  • Soto has some trade value but not a lot.  Still a fit for the Rays.
  • Padilla adds some thoughts on Dempster to the Dodgers and does not think the Cubs could get Zach Lee.
  • Marmol trade value is still low but could improve once the deadline approaches.
  • Buster Olney reported yesterday the Red Sox are aggressive in their pursuit for Ryan Dempster and the Cubs are going through the process with Dempster.
  • Olney also says the Red Sox maybe relectant to make a trade with Theo because he knows that farm system so well.
  • Rosenthal chimes in and says the Cubs are exchanging names with a number of teams about Dempster.  He goes on to list the Dodgers, Tigers, Red Sox, and Braves.
  • To shoot down Olney, WEEI is saying the Red Sox are not in on Dempster because how Morales and Cook have been pitching.
  • The Nationals are also in on Ryan Dempster and.... Geovany Soto??? Make it happen!
  • Dempster would welcome signing with the Cubs again next season even if traded.
  • Rosenthal said the Cubs wanted a package similar to what the A's got for Gio Gonzalez this offseason and may want the same now.  That is about right.
  • Here is an interesting name in the Matt Garza sweepstakes...THE ROYALS.
  • Mr. Rogers (Phil) says the Cubs are in the "final stages" of putting a Dempster deal together and list the finalist as Red Sox, Dodgers, Tigers, and Braves.  Out of those I would prefer the Braves because I want the Tigers to land Garza and Barney.
  • Via Twitter (I love Twitter) Joel Sherman say execs are saying Dempster will the be first big peice traded and will lead to other trades which is why they are making a strong push to do so.
  • Joel Sherman also adds there is a 50/50 chance Garza will be dealt by the deadline.
  • The Jays are pursing Garza hard but silently according to sources.
  • The Indians maybe a sleeper for Garza or Dempster because they are looking for a front line starter and an outfielder bat.  Soriano still intrigues them as well.
  • Cliff says via twitter that Levine reported via radio that the Rangers are in on Garza.  I love that idea about as well as I love the Jays looking at Garza.  If the Cubs could get Mike Olt, Martin Perez, or Jurickson Profar in a deal for Garza I may just break into tears.
  • Heyman is adding some last minute news.  The Cubs already have begun naming their price for Dempster and other teams have not gone that far with other starters.  GREAT NEWS!
  • Kaplan and others keep on saying Dempster will be traded by his next start which is Friday.
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Until Next Time...


rjmccuaig said...

Profar and Perez are not happening, but I think Mike Olt would be a real nice addition as our 3B of the future.
We could then put Vitters in the OF or trade him, maybe to TX as part of a bigger deal.

Atl has some nice pieces as well in Terdoslavich and Gillmartin, as well as some others.

therockandroll said...

Saw Jim Hendry scouting the cubs tonight as well as a scout from Arizona just throwing it out there I believe Jim is scouting for the yanks now