Milton Bradley had a MRI yesterday on his right calf and it revealed a mild strain. Bradley will be out for the weekend to rest and it will be up to him if he wants to go on the 15 day DL to rest. The Cubs have replacements like Hoffpauir and Fox who both can't field but can hit.
According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs are still the favorite to land pitcher Jake Peavy.
According to Hot Stove Cubbies, The Cubs have a plane B ready if they can't land pitcher Jake Peavy. According to Cub Officials, the Cubs are sure the ownership will get completed soon and now are making a wish list of players they want to go after. The 2 pitchers as a plan B are Erik Bedard and Cliff Lee.
Also according to Hot Stove Cubbies, the Cubs are getting a few calls for Jake Fox. I think Jake Fox will be the sticking point for a AL trade in which the AL team needs a DH.
Erik Bedard is 30 years old. Bedard is a lefty and is making 7.75 million on a 1 year contract. Bedard is 4-2 with a 2.37 era this year.
Cliff Lee is 31 years old. Lee is making 5.75 million for 2009 and has a club option for 2010 worth 8 million ans a 1 million buyout.
If I had to choose, I would rather have Wells in the rotation. I would want the Cubs top go after a power bat or a closer instead of Lee or Bedard.
I will keep you posted.