The Cubs clearly want to deal Zambrano (rightly or wrongly), but the market appears to be thin at best.
Archive for July, 2011
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.
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?
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?