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In rumors that make no sense, Jerry Crasnick is reporting that he’s heard the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants have discussed swapping outfielders Kosuke Fukudome and Aaron Rowand in a “classic bad-contract, change-of-scenery deal.” It’s almost impossible to see anything coming from this, as swapping a productive, left-handed outfielder for an unproductive, right-handed outfielder can’t be on the Cubs’ primary agenda, but this is the kind of bad-contract swap that the Cubs may have to consider.

They can do much better, though: Rowand has two years and $24 million left on his deal, while Fukudome has just one year and $13.5 million.

  • BT

    That would be indefensible.

    • http://SOI veryzer

      Whoa!

  • Larry

    This would make no sense, especially since Rowland has more $$ owed to him than Kosuke does and the outfield is already jammed.

  • CubsFanatic

    But guys. Lets not forget that Hendry is a moron. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit. I hope this doesn’t go through though. I wish the Cubs would talk to Boston and see if they eat about half of Fukudome’s contract, and threw in a level B prospect, if they could get Ellsbury.

  • ramy16

    DEFINATELY NO! THIS WOULD BE A BONER OF A MOVE ON HENDRYS PART! BEEN THEN AGAIN COMING FROM OUR DICK HEAD OF A GM THATS ALWAYS EXPECTED!! I AGREE WITH WITH CUBS FANATIC..OR EVEN GET MIKE CAMERON…WITH BYRD SORIANO AND CAMERON IN THE OUT FIELD THAT WOULD LOOK PRETTY GOOD!…CAMERON CAN STILL GO GET IT IN THE OUTFIELD I KNOW HIS HITTING HAD TAILED OFF BUT CAN HELP DEFENSIVELY

  • KB

    Wow. I sure hope Crasnick is totally wrong.
    This would be the kind of move that is similar to the Royals signing Jeff Francouer (ie, the final nail in the coffin, confirming beyond ANY doubt that the GM is an imbecile.)

  • brian

    It might have been while since I’ve commented but no, if this is the best out there keep dome for one more year. Nothing can make me except this as good

  • Bric

    Rowand stands in the batters box looking like he’s about to take a dump. No wonder he can’t hit the ball, he’s concentrating on not ending up with a load in his pants in front of 70,000 people.

    • pfk (Peter F. Kempf)

      Now there is color commentary you won’t hear on radio or TV.

  • roughriider

    This is one of the rumors that you just know isn’t going to happen. No way are the Cubs going to trade Fukadome ( Left Hander) with much better stats and one year left on his contract for Rowand and his 2 years left on the contract. The pay per year is the same for the most part ( a 400k diference). At this point Fukadome is a better player. It is idiotic for anyone to even start this rumor. It’s got to be a delusional Giant fan or someone who is looking for attention.

  • Dave

    The deal would be great for the Giants, which is why I assume Sabean and not Hendry would have initiated the conversation

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