Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The Cubs have reportedly been scouting Khalil Greene of the Padres, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Greene is hitting .222 with 0 HR in the first 26 games, so if the Cubs were to pull off a trade, they probably would not have to give up much. The Padres have interest in Felix Pie, but no way the Cubs are giving up on him after spending last six years developing him. The Padres continue to search for an outfielder to replace Jim Edmonds, but are having trouble. Making a trade for Reggie Willits seems like a good move, but the Angels are not ready to give up on him. They could go after Ryan Freel of the Reds. He is hitting .292 with 0 HR and is very versatile and above average defensively. The Padres are currently nine games out of first, not so great considering we are still in April, but acquiring a solid outfielder could really help the top of the lineup.
Kenny Lofton was brought up last week by Jake Peavy, and that seems like the best move at this point.