January 8, 2006 – 10:30 pm C.S.T.
According to a late report on Sunday night by Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Corey Patterson is expected to be traded within the next few days. The report mentions the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and two other teams that were not named in the report. Sullivan also mentions Todd Walker being on the trading the trading block.
The article states, “The Cubs are hoping to get one or two prospects for Patterson or a disgruntled player another organization is trying to shed. The Nationals may be trying to trade recently acquired second baseman Alfonso Soriano, in whom the Cubs had interest when he was with Texas. The Cubs, though, would have to include at least one pitcher in such a deal, and Jerome Williams appears expendable.”
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Updated: January 9 – 6:00 am C.S.T.