According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Rays are finalizing the trade of Milton Bradley for Pat Burrell. They are just working on how much money goes over in the Bradley trade. Levine thinks Bradley will be a Ray in 4-5 days. In my own opinion, I would rather have Kevin Millwood of the Rangers in the Bradley trade. The Cubs need pitching with the expected departure of Rich Harden and the injury to Ted Lilly. On the other hand, the Cubs are not expected to keep Burrell because he can't play defense and will likely trade him to the AL so he can be a DH.
Levine also states that the Cubs will not be the likely destination for Marlon Byrd. I would rather trade for Curtis Granderson who is now available and also give more playing time to younger players.
Over at the Cubs corner, it mentions as a unfound rumor that the Cubs and Jays are talking a trade not including Bradley or Wells. The trade is Brandon League of the Jays for Jake Fox and a a minor leaguer of the Cubs. I can see this trade happening because it is said that the Cubs will trade Fox and are also looking for relief pitching via trade. League is 26 and is making the MLB minimum. The Cubs can do this with out adding money because Fox and League are making pretty much the same. I would be OK with this trade but I think if you wait, you can add Fox in a trade that is a better one. For example, in a Curtis Granderson trade.
Fox sports is reporting that the Cubs are making progress in signing LRP John Grabow and Paul Sullivan thinks a deal will be fianlized in a week or so. I sure hope so, this has been taking forever.
The GM meetings are now over and there was nothing new today. I will keep you posted.