Cubs among most active teams.

Cubs among most active teams.

Cubs among most active teams.

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times lists Castro and Marshall as the only untouchables. As touchables he lists everyone on the roster, including Matt Garza and ‘Please touch’-ables as Carlos Zambrano. Wittenmyer also lists free agent odds. Pujols ending up with the Cubs is 500-1.  He lists Wakefield ending up in Chicago as 20-1 and interestingly lists Soler as 5-1.

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Epstien is ready to make deals. Besides the names we've heard, he laos lists, Marmol, Wells, Soto, and Byrd on the trading block.

Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune lists other players that should interest the Cubs. "Padres third baseman Chase Headley, Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan, Mets first baseman-third baseman Daniel Murphy and Orioles infielder Robert Andino."

Carrie Muskat of tweets "Agent for #Cubs Matt Garza told pitcher "It'll be an active Winter Meetings, so watch TV." Garza's response: "I'll be in Italy." #vacation" @CarrieMuskat

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports tweets "Other teams believe Cubs will try for Pujols, but only with shorter term offer with high AAV (avg $ per yr)" @DKnobler

Jon Heyman tweets "#cubs told at least 1 team that would need to be overwhelmed to even consider trading garza." @SI_JonHeyman


We keep hearing mixed stories on Garza, but it seems like he's on the block, this price may just be extremely high. There are nearly no untouchables, even Marshall could be traded. If Epstein goes after bargain players like Hannahan, Murphy, or Headley, it could be similar to the moves he first made when he was in Boston, like Millar and Mueller. If nothing else, Theo is certainly active.

By Truth and rumors
Monday, 5 Dec 2011

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