Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bulls Potential Trade

Kirk Hinrich needs to come back, so the Bulls can make some moves. It is no secret about their logjam at the guard position and the need for some frontline and post help. Reports have the Magic looking for a point guard. Would they be interested in Hinrich (and maybe a throw in) for Turkoglu and Brian Cook?

At first glance, this is not a great improvement for the Magic, but I think Howard, Lewis, and Hinrich would give them a well-rounded team. It would make Howard and Lewis more of the focus with a guard who plays defense and distributes first. As for the Bulls, they get a bigger player who can slash and complement with Rose. Hedo is versatile and can score. Cook makes the numbers work and gives you another serviceable big.

Not a likely trade with Hinrich shelved. However, one that could help two teams looking to improve their rosters.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cubs Seeking Peavy

The word is that another Cubs Padres trade is looming around the trader. Hendry and Towers must have a secret love affair. Well, most of the trades have seemed to work in the Cubs favor, so let's do it again. Towers claimed Peavy's train has left town. That must mean a deal is close because he is too smart to destroy his trade value with a comment like that.

This comes after hearing Dempster, 32 years old, wants in the ballpark of $70 million over 5 years. Walk away from that. I would be ecstatic if they added Peavy to Zambrano, Lilly, and Harden. If you can get Dempster for more like $50 million for 4 years, that rounds up the best rotation in baseball. If not, let him walk. Put that money into a left-handed right fielder. That might be a better idea, either way.

Now, what should the Cubs give up? Marshall, Fuld or Pie, possibly Jake Fox, and some other prospects. Vitters or Colvin could work, too. In fact, Vitters could be the main prize and is not likely to have a spot with the Cubs for awhile with Ramirez at third. The Padres are looking for a double, not a homerun, in return. 4 prospects should do.

Some other moves I would like to see..Sign Marte as a lefty out of the bullpen. Trade Marquis and some prospects (maybe Fontentot) for Brian Roberts. A blockbuster would be sending Soriano to the Mets, the Mets and Cubs sending prospects to the Rockies, with the Cubs getting Holliday from the Rockies and Church from the Mets.