Phil Rogers is at it again.
He floats a Zambrano-for-Tejada deal, and says that it could be more palatable if the Cubs got in addition:
Well. I like Cabrera, and Penn, who is only 21, had a couple of decent starts for the Orioles last year. But.
Z is the Cubs' ace, no matter how you slice it. You would, however, be getting an MVP-quality player in return. I'd be very, very, very leery of doing this.
There are plenty of ways to negotiate with the Orioles. This seems to be a curious dance, too, with Tejada yesterday seemingly retracting his trade demand -- though, as one of you pointed out, this could just be a "save face" sort of comment.
This ain't over by a long shot.