Friday, May 22, 2009

Breaking News, Writers Talk About Peavy, Lou Pinella,

Breaking News: According to the Chicago Tribune, pitcher Rich Harden was placed on the 15 day DL today with a mid-back sprain. Randy Wells will get the spot start tomorrow. Now the Cubs won't have to send anyone down before tonight's game by activating Carlos Zambrano.

Lou Pinella is thinking about moving Soriano to second, Hoffpauir to left and bench Fontenot.

First let me start out by Jake Peavy, when related to Cubs:

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs GM Jim Hendry didn't comment when asked about re-starting talks to acquire the righty. Ryan Theriot sounds excited about pursuing Peavy.

Jon Heyman believes the Cubs and Brewers have the best shot at acquiring Jake Peavy, because of the pitcher's preference for the National League and his desire to play in "middle America." Heyman believes Peavy would accept a deal to either team, but there are never guarantees with a no-trade clause.'s Tom Verducci heard one GM argue that the Padres should trade Jake Peavy and Adrian Gonzalez to re-stock the farm system.

Gammons says it made sense for Kenny Williams to try to deal for Jake Peavy because the AL Central is winnable and Gordon Beckham wasn't part of the deal.

According to Sean McAdam of the Boston Herald the Red Sox are reluctant to go after Jake Peavy because he's owed lots of money and they question his durability and how well he'd transition into the AL East.'s Todd Zolecki wonders if it would be smart for the Phillies to acquire Peavy. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. declined to comment on the chances of making such a deal happen.

Yahoo's Jeff Passan writes that Peavy made the right call, since the White Sox are no sure thing.

I will keep you posted on everything Cubs and that is something I thought I will pass by.

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