Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cubs Rumors Keep Rolling in...

Lets get caught up on the latest Cubs news:

The Cubs are attempting to sign lefty relief pitcher John Grabow to a 2 year contract worth anywhere from 6.5-7.5 million plus incentives. Grabows agent is trying to get Grabow an option for the third year.

I think will sign a 2 year deal worth 7.5 million with a option for the third year. Plus incentives with innings pitch.

The Cubs were interested Akinori Iwamura and I say were because Iwamura was just traded to the Pirates about an hour ago but the deal has not been announced yet. He might of been a good pick up but I think there are better options out there.

Before that trade happen the Tribune reported that they can see the Cubs trading for Burrell and Iwamura in the Bradely trade and then trading Burrell to another team.

I am not a big fan of Burrell but would be a fan of trading him then.

Also the Cubs would look for a leadoff man with speed and a corner outfielder this weekend.

According to Hot Stove Cubbies, if Mark Teahen or JJ Hardy are non tender expect the Cubs to be serious of going after them.

I will keep you posted as the offseason starts in a couple days.


  1. I don't get the fascination with Grabow --- it seems likely that any of several of the minor league prospects could match Grabow's performance, and that would leave about $6 Million (over two years) that could be used elsewhere on bigger needs ...

  2. They want to sign him because Gregg will be gone, Heilman is trade bait and Marshall could end up in a trade according to Levine. Uou also dont se alot of lefty aet up mans in the league anymore and that is why they want to sign him. They also dont know if there prospects will contribute.