What can I say? With the Winter Meetings on tap, it’s a Lukewarm Stove kind of day.

First baseman Carlos Pena – he of the swell glove, mighty power, and terrible average – remains firmly on the Chicago Cubs’ radar (they’ve spoken with his agent, Scott Boras), but Pena’s level of interest is unclear. It appears that he would prefer to return to Tampa Bay, but his leading suitors are the Cubs, Nationals and Orioles. The type of contract it will take to get Pena has never been suggested, and with the absurd dollars flying around this weekend, it might be more than the Cubs are willing (or should be willing) to spend.

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