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The third day of the Winter Meetings still has teams waiting for the largest dominoes to fall, it seems  …

  • Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox are going to sign Jeff Keppinger to a three-year deal, as he’d been wanting. A career utility player – a good one, but a utility player – is expected to be the White Sox’s starting third baseman. The Cubs were connected to Keppinger a couple weeks ago, but I expect that, as the third base market shook out further this week (that is to say, as the Yankees became in need of a third baseman, and Yunel Escobar refused to play third), the price shot out of their “flippable candidate” range, and into the “you better hope he’s a quality starter at third” range. That price range? Three years and $12 million, per Ken Rosenthal. A whole lot of money for a utility player entering his mid-30s, but not a ton in this market for a third baseman. I guess it depends on your perspective, and your needs. The White Sox are in their window, and they needed a third baseman. So it is.
  • Nate McLouth, one of the many lesser outfield options to whom the Cubs had been connected this week – albeit very tenuously – is going to be re-upping with the Orioles on a one-year deal. That’s probably for the best, given that it’s the only place he’s had success the last few years. He gets $2 million plus $500k in incentives.
  • Teams are reaching out to the Rangers on Derek Holland, presumably in anticipation of them signing Zack Greinke. Obviously Holland will attract wide interest if he’s made available, and the Rangers might not be looking to just pick up prospects … but he’s a 26-year-old lefty on a good contract, has had Major League success in a tough place to pitcher … yeah, that’s very, very, very up the Cubs’ alley. He’d be mighty expensive to acquire, but if there’s a chance, the Cubs will explore it. The Brewers, Royals and Twins are mentioned by Morosi as suitors.
  • One of the Cubs’ presumed competitors for reliever Jason Grilli is the Brewers, who are not going to be signing him if he’s “close” to a deal, as has been rumored, says Tom Haudricourt.
  • The Brewers are also not currently able to sign Ryan Dempster. Although he’s thought to want to head to Milwaukee for a variety of reasons, they aren’t too keen on adding a third year to their offer. He’s not a Cubs target.
  • In what may be a relief to some of you, the Mariners are “close” to finalizing a deal with Jason Bay. The Cubs were exploring the possibilities there.
  • kmr1453

    Let the Mariners have him. I don’t see any value for the Cubs to sign Bay no matter the contract numbers.

    • kmr1453

      The deal with the Mariners is done….pending physical.

    • cRAaZYHORSE

      White Sox To Sign Jeff Keppinger

      • cRAaZYHORSE

        WE dont need a third baseman .Castro will play SS and his shadow will play third on sunny gamess

        • Stevie B

          Hahahaha….Good stuff crazy….good stuff.

      • Cubbie Blues

        McLouth is resigning with the Orioles. Who has the third bullet?

  • Dustin

    Chavez to ARI

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Surprising to me. Thought they had a nice player in Johnson over there at third. Chavez is a nice bench option, but he can still rake against righties. I guess they rotate a bit?

      • Dustin

        Its a 1 year deal for 3mm

    • KidCubbie

      I think we have to sign Stewart now.

      • kmr1453

        no thanks!

      • http://www.opportunity.org Seamhead

        The Cubs don’t need to overpay Stewart (or any other weak 3B candidate in this inflated market) because they still see 2013 as a rebuilding year.

        If the Keppinger deal (yikes) reflects the market for 3B, then I’m glad that the Cubs feel that they have the freedom to sit out this dance.

      • cheryl

        Don’t think they will. They’ll try something else. I have a feeling they’ll do one big deal before tomorrow and surprise people.

        • Matty V

          I’ve had the same feeling. I’m not sure I was expecting it to happen by tomorrow, but I think the Front Office is working on filling the 3B spot in a way none of us are talking about right now. I have nothing with which to back up this feeling. Just call it a hunch.

        • Kyle

          It’s pretty unusual for any big deals to happen on the last day of the Winter Meetings. It’s a check-out/travel/relaxation day for most execs who have just spent three days in the pressure cooker.

          • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

            Last year was an exception, with both Pujols and Wilson signing on Thursday.

            • calicubsfan007

              @Brett: I thought that some of baseball’s most legendary trades happened while the GM’s are checking out of the hotel.

              • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

                Maybe in a different era – technology has made that slightly less likely. Don’t get me wrong: it can happen tomorrow. Stuff does happen on Thurs.

                • calicubsfan007

                  @Brett: My favorite trade of all time was the almost trade that involved Bob Boone. Would have been a blockbuster. (=

      • KidCubbie

        I just dont want the Cubs to be kicking themselves if Stewart has gotten over the injury bug and turns into a really good player. Especially if we let him go over a few hundred thousand dollars in this weak 3B market.

  • Walter Sobchak

    Id rather Vitters start the year with the club than have Stewart out there again

    • Johnny

      That’s just…I don’t even know where to start.

      • MikeW

        ….also my opinion? Sink or Swim with Vitters…know what you’ve got and either move on with him or without him.

        • Cyranojoe

          No, he needs more seasoning. That’s why they call it development. Too raw.

  • Kearnage

    waddle and silvy had jim deshaies on their talk show yesterday. i listen to there podcast and deshaies comes on at about the 16:25 mark. thought people might be interested.

  • Huch

    I haven’t heard the name Mark DeRosa come up for a 3rd base candidate. Why wouldn’t the Cubs give him a shot over at 3rd.

    • cRAaZYHORSE

      OLD AGE With Stewarts wrist bandages wrapped around DeRosa knees might prevent that deal.

  • cRAaZYHORSE

    The White Sox roster makes Jeff Keppinger a good choice at third base. The Sox have power but Kep lets them have a decent OBS player hooking at 3b. This is a win/ win for the South Side Hitman.

  • Dustin

    With kep and Chavez off the market, I can really see Stewart back with the Cubs. I have no clue who they would consider if Stewart signs else where.

    • kmr1453

      I have zero interest in Stewart. Signing Youk, Reynolds or making a trade for a 3B would be better options.

      • Dustin

        I would like Youk on a 1 year deal.

  • whatchamacallit

    How do you all feel about the Cubs signing Nate Schierholtz? He could play RF and DeJesus moves to CF

    • Dustin

      I actually would like it,but think he will get a better deal from say the Yanks

  • Spoda17

    I really could care less if we sign anyone else at this point… I’m fine with losing, getting a good pick in 2014, and loading up for FA and prospects in 2013/2014… I’ll just buy a few extra cases of beer this summer, so, I am actually the winner in this deal…

  • ssckelley

    OH MY GAWD, Chavez signed a 1 year deal with Arizona for 3 million!!! The Diamondbacks do not even need a third baseman!

    Why were the Cubs not in on this?

    • kmr1453

      I think they were too caught up in trying to trade Soriano and Marmol, they missed the boat on Chavez.

      • Rich

        Because Chavez is only a utility player at this point because of his back. Good bench guy but not a luxury we need.

        • bbmoney

          He was a pretty good player before he got derailed by various (mostly back) injuries. Too bad.

          But I agree, he’s not a guy that can play everday, or at least can’t be counted on to play everyday.

        • ssckelley

          I don’t care, he would have made a perfect platoon/part time player with either Vitters or Valbuena. The guy still kills right handed pitching and could be a good defensive mentor for Vitters.

          Seeing Chavez go for only 3 million really when the Cubs are desperate for a 3rd baseman pisses me off. God forbid they win a few games in 2013!!!

          • Noah

            Unless and until the Cubs are completely giving up on Vitters, he needs to be getting at bats every day, either at Iowa or in Chicago. Having Vitters be the right handed side of a platoon in 2013 would be extremely short sighted.

            • ssckelley

              Signing Chavez does not mean you are giving up on Vitters, Chavez is no longer a full time player at most a platoon one.

          • Rich

            And your assuming that an offer was not made. He signed with the DBacks because he thought it was the best fit. We do not know who else was in on him but I still say that he was not our answer at 3rd.

          • bbmoney

            Then you must have been really pissed about him playing for the Yankees last year for 900k.

            3m isn’t a lot of money, but I don’t see it exactly as a steal. Guy’s been healthy enough for 642 PAs…..in the last four years. I would have been fine with him for 3M but i’m not crying my eyes out over here.

            • ssckelley

              No, signing him for $900K is to be expected since he had not played much the previous 4 years since he was injured. But after the season he had last year with the Yankees in a part time role he is a steal at $3 million. Especially considering how bad the Cubs need a short term fix for 3rd.

    • Dustin

      They probably have something in the works for a 3B. Maybe Youk or a trade..who knows lol

      • calicubsfan007

        @Dustin: I have seen crazier things happen at these meetings. I wouldn’t rule out Youk coming here. We really haven’t heard any rumors lately about him signing somewhere, huh? At least he isn’t going back to the Sux. I like Youk too much to continue to hate him for being on the Sux.

        • Dustin

          I’d love if we would sign Youk! I’ve always been a big fan of his.

          • calicubsfan007

            @Dustin: I would love it too. He plays baseball in an old school style. I would have loved to be around during the golden age of baseball. Youk kinda reminds me of that kind of period during baseball. He might have lost a step, but his leadership and attitude should help us greatly.

            • DocPeterWimsey

              Yeah, the Golden Age was great: you could listen to all of the old timers about how the current ball players had no respect for the game or its traditions, and how they only cared about money, etc.

              • calicubsfan007

                @Doc: I love to watch some of the old time videos of the games during this age, not listen to them whine about players now. I do agree with them, but it seems like that is all they talk about. Back then, the game was played correctly, none of this steroid crap. I don’t mind that they complain, just mix in other topics into the conversation too. (=

                • Cubbie Blues

                  Yeah, all they had were good old amphetamines.

                  • calicubsfan007

                    @Cubbies: I know, I sound like a hypocrite. These drugs for these guys are, as Cousin Eddie said, the gift that keeps on giving the whole year. (=

                • DocPeterWimsey

                  We had a tense-error. I meant that you could go back to the 1950′s and listen to the living old-timers bitch and moan about how the (then) modern players like Mantle, Williams, etc., had no proper respect for the game and how all of these $100K a year cry babies were in it only for the money.

                  • calicubsfan007

                    @Doc: Oh, I get you now. But I still would say that, sure they can complain and it would still aggravate me. They have a right to speak their minds and I have the right to get annoyed at them for doing it. I would only come back to watch the games, not hear any whining. So technically, I would just plug my ears and go la la la la, while watching the games only. (=

            • Matty V

              I believe that the longer Youkilis goes unsigned, the better the chances are the Cubs could land him. The White Sox were one team that seemed to be in on him. Now that they’ve signed Keppinger, it seems like his options are, be a fill-in for the Yankees until A-Rod comes back or go somewhere like the Cubs where he could play everday. I’d take him on a 2-3 year deal. If he’s looking for more than that, then I’d probably pass.

              • calicubsfan007

                @Matty: I think there is a higher chance Youk follows Theo than goes to the Yanks. I know that there isn’t the same team loyalty that there used to be, but I do believe in player-coach-gm loyalty. I hope that Youk is willing to give a slight discount for the sake of that loyalty. Besides, the Cubs give a better opportunity to start for a longer period of time than the Yanks.

                • DocPeterWimsey

                  I know that there isn’t the same team loyalty that there used to be

                  Team loyalty never really existed. It was enforced by dodgy MLB practices that were eventually ruled to be illegal. The “good old day” players would have happily ditched their teams for more money and/or better teammates had it been an option.

                  • calicubsfan007

                    @Doc: Thank you for pointing out my error, seriously thanks. I could have articulated it better. I was really referring to how rivalries once were. Like it was once considered to be outrageous and a mortal sin for a Yanks player to join the Sox and vice versa, or a Cubs player to join the Sux. I really meant rivalries, but I know the money has quite the loud voice when it comes to players’ decision making. Thanks again. (=

                  • Lou

                    Try saying that to George Brett. I don’t think the Royals could even come close to keeping a player of his caliber throughout his playing years today.

                    • http://www.viewfromthebleachers.com Norm

                      That was said about the Tigers, Twins, and Rays all within the last 10 years….and they all have players signed for quite a long time.

                    • Lou

                      So, are you agreeing with with me on the concept of team loyalty?

                    • calicubsfan007

                      @Lou: I agree with you. But I think this idea exists more in the form of rivalries. Remember how many Sox fans had heart attacks after Damon signed with the Yanks?

                    • Lou

                      It’s just that with Brett, he was playing along with the likes of Willie Wilson and John Mayberry….so I can say with 100 percent certainty that loyalty was created artificially out of “illegal” practices. I see how that would have undoubtedly occurred before integration, but this is the early 80s, late 70s I’m referring to. I can see your point on how its shifted today to the team rivalry concept, though.

                    • Lou

                      I meant *can’t* damn!

                    • calicubsfan007

                      @Lou: I think that we are saying the same thing. In time before the modern baseball era, team loyalty (aka Brett with the Royals) did exist with certain players and teams. I get what Doc is saying about the rules preventing that from happening, yet I think it still occurs. Now a days, team loyalty has evolved into a rivalry-esque kind of concept.

    • calicubsfan007

      It is a shame that we missed out on him. I love his ability. At least he went to my second fav. team and not the Yanks. I wouldn’t consider it missing the boat if the Cubs are able to trade Marmol and/or Soriano, I rate that a higher need than getting a veteran 3bman. Plus, the Cubs could get a decent young 3bman in either of those trades.

  • Fastball

    I say we get Youk at this point. I think Theo has had him on his speed dial all along. He may just be the right guy to have around to teach Vitters, Lake and Baez how to play 3b. I could see Theo hiring Youk to be a coach after he is done with the Cubs. I just had one of those Clairvoyant moments. Youk comes and is the reincarnation of Ron Cey at 3b for 1 or 2 years. Now I would take that and be damned happy about it. I like Youk as a leader in the clubhouse and can be a great conduit for Theo to instill a winning attitude and the Cubs Way!! Youk probably already has a place in Chicago so it’s a easy hire. I think if we have him and Soriano in the lineup we are going to protect Rizzo. Also Youk can play 1B when Rizzo needs a day off. That’s the plan. I really don’t care if Youk has cement shoes at 3B at this point in his career. Castro can back him up. Just get this deal done Theo. One less thing to worry about before Christmas.

    • calicubsfan007

      @Fastball: The longer the FA period goes, the more I agree that the Cubs are going for Youk. Besides, we really haven’t heard any rumors about him signing anywhere. Has Theo written all over it.

      • Matty V

        Completely agree. I think the Cubs are waiting out the other offers he’s getting and then will offer him something comparable, with the chance to start everyday and hit in the middle of the order.

        • calicubsfan007

          @Matty: Exactly. The guy will likely follow Theo.

          • Dustin

            But with Francona in Cleveland, I could see him going there.

            • calicubsfan007

              @Dustin: Fair enough. I just think Theo is more shrewd than Cleveland’s GM (who’s name escapes me at the moment).

        • Matty V

          Nick Carfardo just tweeted that the Indians are stepping up their pursuit of Youkilis to play 1B. If he goes to Cleveland, I think it forces the Cubs to finally re-up with Stewart or put together some kind of trade for a 3B that isn’t on anyone’s radar yet.

          • calicubsfan007

            @Matty: Could trade for Olt.

            • CubsFanBob

              I would love Olt but dont think we have anything to Texas wants for him

              • calicubsfan007

                @Bob: Technically, a Cubs fan needs to root for Hamilton to sign elsewhere, then we might entice them with Sori. A bit of a reach, yes. But as a Cubs fan, one has to hope.

                • Matty V

                  Michael Young could be squeezed out of a role in Texas, depending on how their negotiations go with Hamilton and if they are able to swing a trade for someone like Upton. I know he regressed a lot last year, but he’d be serviceable at 3B. He’s also in the final year of his contract, so the Cubs wouldn’t be on the hook for him after this year if he was a complete bust.

                  • Matty V

                    Don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have Olt. But, this seems a little bit more doable without having to give up our own upper level prospects.

                  • calicubsfan007

                    @Matty: You are probably right with Young. He would provide a solid leadership presence to the Cubs as well. In a perfect world, I would choose Olt. But in the real world, Young could work.

                    • bbmoney

                      Young has been praised for his team first attitude the last few years…. so he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.

              • Lou

                We do I believe. It’s just Theo would like to hold onto those players.

  • calicubsfan007

    RA Dickey says the Mets will trade him. He is too old and inconsistent for the Cubs to take a chance on.

    • MightyBear

      He’s a knuckleball pitcher. He could pitch for another 10 years.

  • Dustin

    The signing of Chavez gives the D-Backs one too many infield bench options, and a team source says someone is likely to be traded, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (via Twitter). Piecoro names John McDonald as the possible odd man out.

    • calicubsfan007

      @Dustin: McDonald is kinda old.

      • Dustin

        I agree

      • Beer Baron

        I think he also has a farm…e i e i o

        • calicubsfan007

          @Baron: Hahaha, nice (=

    • kmr1453

      The Diamondbacks have also been rumored to be involved in a 3-4 team trade where they would acquire Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians. It will be interesting to watch.

  • Fastball

    I am convinced Youk is coming to the Cubs. It just seems like it fits Theo’s get The Band back together hiring philosophy. I like Youk and he has all the intangibles this team needs. A veteran who has won it all twice and while in city that was cursed almost as bad as we are. This group of young guys needs leadership in the clubhouse and on the field. He’s the role model to go along with Soriano that we need at this point.

    • Dustin

      I think Youk will sign with the Cubs or Indians

  • Spencer

    It’s hard to shake the feeling that the Cubs are getting shut out of these meetings. The old cliche is you obviously don’t want to make a move just for the sake of making it, but at the same time there is a lot of talent to be had. The other thing that will surely be said is that the Winter Meetings are important to lay the foundation for future moves. That’s all true, I suppose, but we’re seeing the market for a lot of players drying up. It would be unfortunate for the Cubs to come away empty handed.

  • Dustin

    The Indians are “stepping up their intensity” in pursuit of Youkilis, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe

  • Lone Ranger

    Go get Youkilis Cubbies! He is an OBP machine.

  • Fastball

    I think Theo signs Youk to a 3 year deal. He will be a player coach who can be moved to full time coach at anytime it is deemed one of our 3 prospects for 3b is ready for full time duty.

  • Fastball

    This has Moneyball written all over it. Theo is just waiting out the market and will pounce at the right time with regards to Youk. I live in Ohio and I hate the Tribe. Bunch of Scrubs.

  • Dustin

    Youkilis has multiple multiyear offers on the table, though he’d still be open to one-year deals, particularly from teams with championship aspirations

  • http://bleachernation.com lou brock lives

    Youkilis is all about winning & not doing anyone any favors. He may still wind up with the Cubs but it will be for the money – not to be a babysitter waiting on the youngsters to replace him. Phillies may still be in on him.

  • http://bleachernation.com lou brock lives

    If we need 3B & CF slots filled we should be talking to Rockies – look at their depth charts on those 2 positions. All better choices than what Cubs currently throw out there. Eric Young Jr. would look nice out in CF & in the leadoff spot while Nelson could play third. I would offer Russell LHP & Szczur OF & Mc Nutt RHP.

    • calicubsfan007

      @lou: I am not sure trading with the Rockies is such a great idea. We got Stewart from them. Ugh…

  • Randy

    Looks to me like they are jsut going to sit on their asses and do nothing.

  • Rizzofanclub

    Mike Olt on the block would any of you trade Baez for him? If so I’m sure there could be some kind of deal that Texas gets Justin Upton, cubs get Mike Olt, and Arizona gets Baez and Martin Perez. I think this is something to think about Baez still has a shot to be a ss but Olt looks like a more sure thing at 3rd.

    • calicubsfan007

      @Rizzo: At this point, I am open to that. But some Cubs fans really don’t want to let Baez go. And I don’t know if the FO is open to it, I think they would try to sell someone like Sori first.

    • http://www.viewfromthebleachers.com Norm

      Arizona wants a SS for 2013 in return for Upton.

    • ChicagoMike702

      I’d do it but you can’t trade a drafted player for a year.

      • bbmoney

        Who was drafted in the past year?

        But I agree with Norm’s comment. Trade doesn’t help the D-backs for 2013 which is what they’ve been saying they want.

        • ChicagoMike702

          Whoops, I was thinking Baez but he’s way passed that. :Brain fart:

  • cRAaZYHORSE

    Pure Fantasy: Why not the Cubs and the Redsox get together and make a blockbuster The Cubs trade Vitters / Jackson Zych/ Baby huey At first BIG Vol something / Redsox trade Bryce Brentz, and Xander Bogaerts and of Course Jacoby Ellsbury.. The Marlins get all the prospects but one (zych). The Redsox well they get Giancarlo Stanton and zych. Cubs get Jacob Presigned to an extension.

    just daydreaming

  • Fastball

    I think Cleveland’s GM is Dumbrowski… I hope Theo is smarter than a Dumbrowski

    • AB

      Dumbrowski is Detroit’s GM. Shapiro is the GM of cleveland I believe

  • cubsklm

    I understand the rebuilding process, but I think there is a fine line on the patience of Cub fans. Suffering through another season like last year is going to be tough.

    The Cubs are a major market team, the product on the field should be at least close to .500 while rebuilding. With that said, these are the moves I would make to improve the on field product.

    Sign Lannan to add another SP
    Sign Youk to play 3B
    Trade Cleveland Marmol and mid range prospect for Choo to play RF

    This gives you

    DeJesus. CF
    Youk 3B
    Castro SS
    Rizzo 1B
    Choo RF
    Soriano LF
    Catcher
    Barney 2B

    • kmr1453

      I couldn’t agree more about the fine line. Give us at least a respectable team on the field.

      • kmr1453

        when I say give us a respectable team, I’m speaking to Theo/Jed. cubsklm proposes a decent line-up

    • bbmoney

      I can’t see that being anywhere near enough for Choo. Or maybe it would be, but not when considering Cleveland already has a pretty decent right handed back end of the bullpen with Perez (who isn’t great, but fine) and vinny pestano (who is terrific).

    • Brian Peters

      I’m torn between reciting the same-old, same-old line here–”The Cubs aren’t in a position to compete next year because the GMs before Hoyer/Epstein got here decimated an already-weak farm system going after ‘big-name’ talent. They could sign Greinke and Hamilton, trade for some mid-to-high level talent for third base, and STILL not compete next year.” However, you, at least, are not shooting for the sky in your desires, for which you should be commended. That said, we support the Blue. We live them and sleep them. If one more year gets us closer to the end-goal, I will be content with a better record. How much better? I don’t know….maybe 15 less losses? If they do better than that, all the better…

  • Matt

    I think Cubs Fans need to be happy that we finally have an owner and a Front office that finally gets it and are doing it the right way. Though it looks now to be a dismal team this is what was necessary to put us in a position to compete every year. As a life long Cubs fan i was tired of the Cubs just doing patch work every year and hopefully having a competitive team a couple time every decade (that’s pushing it).

    The cubs have never really had a top notch minors system and through history never spent money on big time free agents. Well within the past 10 years we still never had a good minors system and Jim Hendry was able to spend more on players hoping to get lucky and put together a winning team (I did enjoy 07,08,09). But in the same time the “free” spending put us in a position where we were handcuffed at times and not able to go all out on a couple big free agents or trade players because of horrible contracts.

    Now just in a one years time Theo and Company (and the Ricketts family) have drastically improved our minors (top 10) by drafting and with a few trades and spending money in the drafts and international players. Also, you have to see that they are not just going to throw money at players (especially older veterans) when we are more than a player or two away. You have to see that by building up our minors system and spending intelligently on free agents now will help in a year or two when we have the money to go all out on big free agents as well as have homegrown talent as well as have the talent in the minors to make trades with other teams for top talent players. Once we are able to do all three that is when we will continually be competitive. We have to be patient and willing to stick with it to suceed in the future.

    • calicubsfan007

      @Matt: As Cubs fans, I think we all wish we had a fast forward button. Get through the bad years and reach the dynasty age. Make that MLB video game commercial a reality. I agree though, it is always the darkest before dawn.

    • ssckelley

      I am happy the Cub shave an owner and a front office that is committed to building the farm system. But at the same time I am tired of hearing how committed everyone is to winning (the previous ownership/FO said the same thing) yet hear we are no closer to a world series. Every time I hear the time table on when they expect to be winning keeps getting pushed further and further back. Went from competing in 2013 now hearing some people say the earliest will be 2015 and next season will be another waste.

      But everyone be patient, the Cubs will get there eventually………

      • ssckelley

        Cubs have….not shave…dammit!

  • BD

    Would any combination of trading Barney and then trading for Dee Gordon to play 2nd make sense? Not so much “Do the Cubs have what it takes” to do that, but as in “Would you rather have Barney or Gordon going forward?”

    • Jeremy

      Dee Gordon sucks.

  • Justin

    Brett, what about Juan Francisco or Martin Prado if Braves made them available? I doubt Prado will go anywhere, but Francisco isnt bad either

    • Jeremy

      Prado is a FA next offseason, Wouldn’t make sense to trade for him right now.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Prado isn’t going anywhere, but Francisco is an interesting cheap, bridge option. Given the market, there would be a lot of interest, though.

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