Thursday, November 11, 2010

NO Dice-K for Fukudome Trade...

We heard a couple weeks back that the Cubs and Red Sox were talking about a trade that would send the Cubs Dice-K and the Red Sox Fukudome, per Phil Rogers. Now just yesterday Phil Rogers said this trade could be in the works. However, Peter Gammons shot down Rogers and said it's not happening.

This is from
"Daisuke Matsuzaka’s name did not come up during the Chicago Cubs’ recent organizational meetings, according to a baseball source. That doesn’t preclude the possibility the Cubs and Red Sox had a conversation about him as part of a proposed deal for Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, as the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers reported Wednesday.

But it’s a deal that doesn’t make much sense. It’s understandable that the Cubs would seek to dump a bad contract in Fukudome, who is due to be paid $13.5 million in 2011. But Matsuzaka has two years left on his deal, at $10 million per, so if the Cubs are looking to free up some money for another move, like signing free agent Adam Dunn, a Fukudome-Matsuzaka swap has limited benefit."

I honestly wouldn't get this trade for the Cubs because it takes a spot in the rotation, Dice-K has one more year more than Kosuke on his contract and Dice-K has not pitched good as of late.

So, like the report said, I doubt this happens. I give it a 1% of happening.

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