I realize this isn't a "sexy" acquisition all arm-chair GM's are looking for and most will probably balk at the mention of this. But I have heard that Shawn is looking to come out of retirement after his 1-year absence. His time in NYC wore him out. And the fact that he has no respect for Willie Randolph and how he was treated during the stretch run where Randolph inexplicably played Milledge over Shawn in the final 2 months after Green came back from his injury has left Shawn wanting more. The past year he has stayed in tremendous condition--prefers to go hit the weights and take swings in his batting cage versus the golf course. He stayed close to the game as well since Carlos Delgado is his best friend in the game.
He plays a serviceable RF and could spell Lee at 1B. It would not cost the Cubs ton of money. With Shawn being a devoted father and having major family ties in Chicago, it would be a natural fit. He wanted to come to Chicago when he was a FA and signed his big deal with the Dodgers.
Oustide of signing Dunn, Ibanez, or making a trade for Kubel or Hermida--signing Green, I think, would be a good option. Probably a 1-Year $3 to $5MM deal would get it done. Seattle and SFO are on the radar and have inquired about Green.
During the stretch run in Sept '07 Green posted .407/.493/.576 and a .316/.390/.435 post All Star break line. Not certainly numbers for a washed up guy.