Within the last 48 hours, the Cubs have:
-Agreed in principle to trade Jason Marquis to the Rockies for reliever Luis Vizcaino
-Signed utilityman Aaron Miles
-Traded Mark DeRosa to the Indians for three pitching prospects
...thus freeing up a fair bit of salary and a spot in the starting rotation, and probably also making Ronny Cedeno even more expendable, which I never even realized was possible. Obviously this is all leading to something... so what's next? Milton Bradley? Jake Peavy? Brian Roberts? (Just kidding.) I'll leave it to you to guess what happens next. But remember, this is Jim Hendry we're talking about - any previously rumored signings or trades are probably red herrings. So use your imagination! The more ludicrous-sounding, the better...