There are reports floating around that the Cubs are not inclined to trade either Byrd or Pena. Why, Jim? Why?
Month: July 2011
The first update on 24 straight hours of blogging up to the trade deadline.
I need beauty rest in advance of stupidly staying up for 24 hours straight to bring you massive amounts of trade rumor and news coverage.
Finally, a Marlon Byrd rumor surfaces. The Braves might like him to fill their void in center field.
Both Ramirez and Hendry sought to clarify whether Ramirez would be traded yesterday, but each only muddied the waters further. So what’s really going on? I have some thoughts.
Andrew Cashner is set to throw off the mound today, Jim Hendry thinks a couple tweaks are in order, Mike Quade says good pitching is all you need, Tyler Colvin won’t be playing 1st any time soon, and Aramis Ramirez is insightful.
That’s four straight losses against “real” teams.
Byrd has a great deal of value, and has previously been attached in rumors to a number of teams. And yesterday, when Fukudome left, Byrd said, “take me, too.”
Soon after Ramirez said he’d consider accepting a trade, Paul Kinzer says Ramirez’s message came out wrong. The Cubs may be growing frustrated about the situation.
The Cubs clearly want to deal Zambrano (rightly or wrongly), but the market appears to be thin at best.
Signing Fukudome wasn’t a mistake because everyone else wanted him, too. Apparently. More on the Fukudome trade, as well as Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith. A look at the rest of the roster and its tradability, and an update on Reed Johnson’s back.
Until the Pirates pick up a bat, the Carlos Pena rumors are unlikely to go away. This rumor comes with a possible Pirates prospect name being discussed.
Shortly after today’s game, Ramirez said, “if [the Cubs] come to me with a trade, we’ll see.”
Ah, yes. The other kind of sweep.
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Kosuke Fukudome is Officially an Indian, Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith are Officially Cubs Prospects
Abreu is a 21-year-old OF with upside, and Carlton Smith is a 25-year-old reliever with… arms. Legs, too, I’d imagine.
With a number of similar youngsters coming up through the system, and a number of infield injuries around baseball, might the Cubs be wise to see if there’s a market for DeWitt?
It should take you no more than a few seconds, and could really help Bleacher Nation out.
The Pirates are still scouting Pena, and the Diamondbacks may still have interest.
The deal is expected later today, and the return could be a couple prospects. Tyler Colvin is expected to take Fukudome’s spot in the outfield.
Mike Quade said he hoped Zambrano’s performance last night “enticed” teams scouting Z, and Zambrano said repeatedly that the Cubs need to make “changes.” The only issue now: can the Cubs find a taker?
A former Cubs bullpen catcher is taken down, Carlos Zambrano pitches well, teams still want Matt Garza and Sean Marshall, Mike Quade loves replay, Colby Rasmus’ dad hates Tony LaRussa, draftee Michael Jensen loves the Cubs, and a trade deadline remember-when.
Another night of early scoring, and then nothing. And, once again, it was on the wrong side of the box.
Trades don’t occur in a bubble, and today’s big moves could affect the Chicago Cubs.
Rumor: Chicago Cubs Are Offering to Pay “Big Bucks” to Trade Carlos Zambrano and Alfonso Soriano (UPDATED – 1:45pm)
Apparently, the rumor goes, the Cubs just want to be rid of Zambrano and Soriano. UPDATE: Cubs trying to send Zambrano to the Yankees.
No-trade clauses, large salaries, and underperformance are conspiring to make this week a tricky time to make a trade for the Chicago Cubs.