In case the Cubs aren’t able to land Jake Peavy, they are apparently laying back-up plan groundwork. These are names we’ve heard before, but this is the first time we’ve heard that the Cubs have actually approached other starting pitchers.

The Cubs may instead turn their attentions to more modest veteran pitchers such as lefty Randy Wolf and right-hander Braden Looper –with whom they’ve already had discussions — as shorter-term, moderately priced alternatives. Ownership approval still would be required for players at this level. CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.

Notice that it says “with whom they’ve already had discussions,” not “about whom.” That’s a scary prepositional difference.

Particularly given the fact that Randy Wolf – a guy Jim Hendry has targeted before – recently rejected a 3-year, $28.5 million offer from the Astros. Can you fathom the reaction if the Cubs committed that kind of money to Randy Wolf or Braden Looper?






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