Some information on a possible Cubs/Reds deal...
I'm a long time reader of this blog and have always enjoyed reading the work of Al in each of his entries, in my mind this is the best place to visit for Cubs news and opinions and is always one of the top sites I visit on the internet. I'm starting my first diary today to inform you guys of some action on the trade front between the Cubs and Reds that I have found out, and would like to share with all of you.
I have a very good friend who has known Adam Dunn's family for a long time, pretty much since Dunn was a senior in high school in Texas (he always speaks very highly of Dunn's family, BTW, apparently they are very nice, down-to-earth people). I was talking to my friend over the phone today and he gave me some VERY interesting/exciting news. He was at some sort of Charity Dinner with Dunn's family last night, was talking to one of Dunn's family members (didn't say exactly who), and learned the following from him:
Adam Dunn being traded to the Cubs within the next 2 or 3 days is a VERY good possibility. Apparently, Adam told his family that he is "prepared for a move to Chicago." The Reds have been shopping him and the Cubs have apparently made the best offer yet, and Cincinnati is almost ready to pull the trigger. He will stay in the lineup for the next couple of Reds games, because there's no done deal yet, but he very well could be in a Cubs uniform by Thursday or Friday.
I know some will be skeptical of this, but I am just passing along what I have heard. I would be very excited about Dunn going to the Cubs, he is very underrated and would be a great fit in our outfield. I am just praying this deal does indeed get finished!