When the Cubs were taking batting practice before today's game GM Jim Hendry pulled hitting coach Gerald perry off the field and said he would know longer be on the team and he was replaced with hitting coach from Triple A Von Joshua. He mentor Geovany Soto, Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot and Micah Hoffpauir to get to the big leagues.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Giants are interested in 1B Derrek lee. Giants GM Brian Sabean would at least approach Jim Hendry to see if Lee would waive his no trade cause to go to the Giants and if he would they would then start talking trade but if he says no the Giants and Cubs will not talk about a trade all season.
The only way I would trade Lee if you can get P Matt Cain which will not happen because lee is the smartest Cub and the hottest hitter of right now.
It would be nice if the Giants will take the big contract of Kosuke Fukudome which will also not happen. I would take a PTBNL in return for Kosuke if they took the contract. Then the Cubs can look for a OF like Matt Holliday (free agent after season) or Brad Hawpe, I would be find with either of them. Also remember this is really unlikely.
I will keep you posted.