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- In a deal for Garza and Barney the Cubs wanted Smyly, Castallanos, and Turner. What the Marlins got for Sanchez and Infante would have not been enough for the Cubs.
- The Cubs could have Coleman, Lopez, or Rusin fill in for departing cub pitching.
- You need Garza to start and throw 100 pitches to get full value out of him before the deadline.
- Levine only reports on what he knows, unlike some people. Hey Bruce when your done talking can you come down off that pedestal please?
- Delgado for Dempster is the only specifics Levine knows but assumes money will be exchanged.
- The Angels were scouting Soto last week and he still could be traded.
- He thinks Reed Johnson and Jeff Baker will be moved but are better off holding onto LaHair. We agree on this but if the Cubs get a nice package for LaHair it will be hard to say no.
- Levine does not understand Sveum using the word fabrication since everyone knows the deal of Dempster for Delgado was on the table.
- Dempster was upset at the barrage of media reports before he had accepted a trade. I can understand that.
- There have been no takers on Marmol or Soriano although there was interest last week on Soriano but teams don’t want to pay any of his contract.
- Theo wants a number one prospect for Garza plus a least two other prospects.
- The Dodgers are still in on Dempster and could take him away from the Braves.
- Kansas City Royals and the Pittsburg Pirates both have interest in Paul Maholm.
- If the Cubs get Delgado he will pitch in the ML.
- Dempster has the right to change his mind but did say there were a few teams he would consider never agreed to be traded to.
- The Cubs are not interested in Hanley Ramirez or any player like him.
Until Next Time…