Who are they trading him to?
One team bandied about in Todd Walker discussions tends to be the Texas Rangers. So that got me thinking -- what if the Cubs intend to trade Walker and Kerry Wood to the Rangers? Who could they get in return?
I think Soriano is a shoo-in for that deal, which frightens me because his OBP is Neifi-like. But that probably wouldn't be enough. But the Rangers have a good young pitcher by the name of Chris Young, who had a 4.26 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP this year --and remember where he plays his home games. Would anybody here make a Wood/Walker for Soriano/Young? I'm not entirely sure I would, but would the Cubs, provided Texas picked up Kerry Wood's contract? Young was named as the first-team starting pitcher in the all-rookie team by Baseball America.
Just thinking in text. There's been a lot of speculation that Walker won't be with the Cubs on Opening Day.