Monday, March 10, 2008
According to ESPN.com, the Cubs are offering Jason Marquis and Sam Fuld to the Red Sox for Coco Crisp. Don't get excited, because it is not happening. Although Marquis would help their rotation, Fuld is nothing but a "AAAA" player, meaning he can do well in Triple-A, but he cannot cut it in the big leagues. The Red Sox are looking for some bullpen help, along with a starter, and possibly another minor league player. The Cubs are definitely looking for an outfielder, but I think they should look for a back up to platoon with Pie. Pie is looking very good this spring after shortening up his swing, and bringing in someone like Ryan Spilborghs would make that lineup that much better. Ryan Dempster and Jon Lieber are pitching very well and will probably win the jobs. That would then lead to a Marquis trade, because he refuses to go to the bullpen. Although I prefer to see prospect Sean Gallagher win one of the spots, some time in the bullpen or down in Triple-A might help. Rich Hill will be nothing special until he can get his confidence up. He is way to inconsistent to be anything to rely on. I expect a Brian Roberts trade to happen-the Cubs are determined to get it done, they are just waiting for the Orioles to pick the players.