Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Are the Cubs Interested in Huston Street, Can We see Mark Derosa Back in Cubbie Blue...

According to David Kaplan of CSN, the Cubs are still pursuing Mark Derosa. Craig Kenney said on the radio yesterday we can take on the contract of Mark Derosa without getting permission from Sam Zell. Derosa is making 5.5 million this year.

Hendry was on Monsters in the Mourning yesterday and hinted that they are going after Derosa again and he also mentioned that we would love to have Derosa back.

A source mentioned that the Indians want more in return than the Cubs gave up in the off season when the Cubs traded him. The Indians want a major league ready pitcher and the Cubs only have one in Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija has a no trade cause and said when he came to baseball he wants to be on the Chicago Cubs his whole career.

Other teams that might pursue him besides Cubs, Mets, Cardinals and Giants.

According to Jon Heyman of SI, the Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street has been heavily scouted by major league teams, he did not mention any teams.

The Cubs are in need for relief pitching and Street is 26 and is making 4.5 million this year. If the Cubs can take on the 5.5 million of Derosa's contract, they should be able to take on the 4.5 million of Street's contract. If I had to choose, I will pick Street because he is not a free agent after the season, younger and the Cubs need relief pitching more than a backup 3B.

According to Buster Olney, the Rockies will not trade Huston Street until next month because they are riding a 11 game win streak and are still in the run for the wild card.

Other teams that might pursuit him besides Cubs, Yankees, Twins, Angels, Mets, Brewers and Tigers.

I will keep you posted.

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