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Realistic Prospect Shopping List

The talk of Cabrera, Brandon Wood and the like is nothing but a pipe dream.  The Cubs don't have the players to get these guys.  Here are some alternatives I'd like to see that might be available from teams in contention.  I would concentrate on AA/AAA guys only.  Any others?

Dustin McGowan/Toronto - A former high prospect.  Has Toronto soured on him?  A change of venue might be worth it as he won't get a chance with Toronto in contention.

Ryan Shealy/Colorado - Not sure about his defense but in Wrigley it might be ok.  The guy can hit, maybe Colorado will let him go.  

J Brent Cox/Yankees - I don't think Philip Hughes is available.  Maybe they could get Cox instead.  Maybe get Tyler Clippard in the deal and see if someone can turn him around.

Ben Johnson/SD - Unfortunately his recent hitting probably made him a little tougher to get.  Not sure what SD might want either but I like Johnson.  

Justin Orenduff or Greg Miller/LA - The Dodgers are really loaded so I'd take practically anything from them.  Miller is intriguing if his injury problems are over.  

Humberto Sanchez/Det - I don't think he is available but I'm listing him for those that think some of the Cubs pitchers are grade A prospects.  Look at his AA/AAA numbers.  Ryan Raburn might be an interesting prospect for 2B but I'm not too familiar with him.

Dustin Pedroia/Bos - Not sure what Boston's view of him is.  Might be worth inquiring.

Ryan Sweeney/CWS - Had to list someone from the Sox but overall I'm not too high on anyone.  Not sure they could get Josh Fields.              

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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