There are reports floating around that the Cubs are not inclined to trade either Byrd or Pena. Why, Jim? Why?
Archive for July, 2011
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.”