Jones to Pittsburgh?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

If the Cubs are serious about moving OF Jacque Jones, Pittsburgh is the most likely destination. The Pirates are looking to add a left handed bat and are willing to trade either Chris Duffy or Nate McLouth. The trade would work well for the Pirates because of Jones' familiarity with the NL Central, while the Cubs would get a year, two tops, out of either Duffy or McLouth. Cubs top prospect Felix Pie is expected to take over in center field in 2008, so it is possible that the player the Cubs get would get the full time job in '07, and platoon with Pie in '08.

The Pirates have re-upped their offers to Brian Lawrence and Tomo Ohka, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. The Cubs continue to talk with Cliff Floyd and are working to avoid arbitration with Mark Prior and Will Ohman, before starting with Carlos Zambrano. Cubs GM Jim Hendry said he plans to talk with Zambrano's agent before Spring Training.

6 comments:

Anonymous 12:24 PM CST  

The Pirates are not interested in trading Duffy, unfortunately. If they were we'd have Adam Laroche by now.

Anonymous 1:44 PM CST  

the laroche thing isnt happening, get over it

Anonymous 3:35 PM CST  

What? They're making a movie about Jacque Jones? lol

Anonymous 6:06 PM CST  

Is Zambrano about to sign a deal with the devil rays?

Eli 6:11 PM CST  

victor zambrano? ill look into it

KL 7:12 PM CST  

GO ELI GET THE SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!