Do you expect the team to stand pat? Do you want them to make a certain move?
The Cubs have really been pretty quiet on the trade front all month, but I can’t believe that Hendry isn’t in full Trader Jim mode.
This is the year, everyone keeps saying. Zell wants to sell when the team is at its most successful, so there isn’t going to be a payroll roadblock. And although Piniella won’t be drawn on specifics, other than to hint that they’re not looking for bullpen help, he said last night that "if you can improve the team, why not?"
The Tribune this morning talks more about who could be dealt away from the Cubs than who their target might be.
The Sun-Times thinks they could or should be targeting Raul Ibanez, speculating that Jedmonds is out of gas.
The Herald says all they need is a lefty bat off the bench. Funny –all the talk last week was about the Cubs needing a right handed bat off the bench….
In my opinion, I think they should focus on getting the best hitter available, and find a place for him in the line-up or off the bench. The pitching remains deep, with a variety of spare parts available for trade.