To consider, for later in the season.
Depending on whether or not the latter parties stay healthy, if the Cubs are pushing for the playoffs and the Padres are still looking to reduce their payroll.
This is a short term solution, stating boldly that the Cubs are making a legitimate run to go deep into the playoffs and hopefully win it all.
Trade Geovany Soto and Sean Marshall for Jake Peavy and Nick Hundley?
I'm not asking how anyone "feels" about this. I have to detach myself emotionally from this trade. I really like Soto a lot. He's one of my favorite players. Catching options for the Padres are kind of slim.
In this scenario you have Koyie Hill starting with the familiar Cubs pitchers and perhaps Hundley starting every 5th day with Peavy. Cubs might have to give up more than Marshall to get a catcher and a pitcher.
I just want to know what you guys think of this from an objective standpoint. This is by no means a slight toward Geo. His offense will be missed. I think he will be great for years to come.
I am just trying to put the Cubs in the best scenario possible where pitching and (hopefully) low ERA's from the Cubs starters can put them deep into the playoffs to the point where the extra runs Geo may provide aren't needed.
If this idea has been talked about before, I apologize. Feel free to combine this into a similar thread if that is the case.