There can be no doubt that the bulk of the offseason movement is behind us – re-signing John Grabow, dumping Milton Bradley, and signing Marlon Byrd and Xavier Nady are the big moves for this year. Like ’em or lump ’em.
But that doesn’t mean that the Cubs are totally done making moves. Bruce Levine held his weekly SportsNation chat, and dropped a few tidbits of note:
- The Cubs are still interested in Adam Kennedy, but don’t have enough money. It’s hard to see what Kennedy brings to the table that a Mike Fontenot/Jeff Baker combination doesn’t already, so let’s be glad that the Cubs “don’t have enough money” to add a guy that probably only deserves to be getting a minor league deal anyway.
- The Cubs are “tapped out moneywise,” so any other moves will have to be via trade.
- The Padres really like Angel Guzman, and the Cubs really like Luke Gregerson. The Padres believe if Guzman can stay healthy, he could be their closer of the future. Gregerson was as good as Guzman last year, but is younger and cheaper in the near term, so if it was a straight up swap, I suppose it could make some sense.