Assuming that the recent three-game sweep of the woeful Diamondbacks does not convince the Chicago Cubs’ brass that the team is magically delicious again, the Cubs will be looking to make some seller-type deals over the next few weeks.
At least one source – Ken Davidoff of Newsday – is reporting that the Cubs are “getting more serious about trades.” He adds that the Mets are taking a long, hard look at Ted Lilly.
I think we’ll see over the next couple of weeks that teams view Lilly as the consolation prize in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes, and indeed, many will want to wait to see how that shakes out before making a move for Lilly. On the plus side, the Mariners are now actively shopping Lee – that is to say, they are reaching out to teams with trade proposals, so the shoes could start dropping soon.
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