Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Draft, Jake Peavy, Ryan Dempster Daughter and Other Notes...

Breaking News: The Cubs draft CF Brett Jackson. Jackson went to College in CF. Jackson is 20 years old.

According to Ken Rosenthal, Jake Peavy will not be traded before the off season unless the Cubs get permission to take on Peavy's contract.

Also according to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are not interested in OF Ryan Spilborghs.

According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs had 2 scouts at the White Sox/Tigers double hitter yesterday. The Cubs play the White Sox next week and that can be why, to get a scouting report on the White Sox.

According to the Cubs Corner, the Cubs are interested in IF Wilson Betemit. Betemit was DFA by the White Sox last week and will be a free agent on June 15.

Ryan Dempster's daughter has a rare disease called DiGeorge syndrome. That disease is where you have trouble swallowing and digesting your food. Riley (Dempster's daughter) was born April 1st of this year and has been in the hospital for the last 7 weeks. Riley just has surgery on May 11, to have the trachea put in and a feeding tube inserted, where they tie her stomach around her esophagus, so it stops stuff from coming back into her.

I will keep you posted on rumors about the Cubs and on Ryan Dempster's daughter Riley. I will have the rest of the draft tomorrow.

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