Shopping on Black Friday?

Baseball’s off-season has been rather quiet to this point. A deal here and there but clearly more rumors on what could happen than actual activity. The report from Yahoo Sports by Tim Brown indicated the Cubs and Padres might have found the third team they have been looking for to help complete the deal for Jake Peavy. Other than Peavy, the Cubs are rumored to be interested in several players, but it is typically the trades or signings that are never mentioned that usually happen.

So while you prepare your list for a full day of shopping and bargain hunting, here’s a list of names Jim Hendry is rumored to be interested in adding to the Cubs roster and a few of the players the Cubs might have to part with this winter…. Connected to the Cubs by the Mainstream Media this winter:

  • Bobby Abreu
  • Milton Bradley
  • David DeJesus
  • Adam Dunn
  • Rafael Furcal
  • Brian Giles
  • Jeremy Hermida
  • Raul Ibanez
  • Randy Johnson
  • Jake Peavy
  • Brian Roberts
  • Ben Sheets
  • Mark Teahen

Rumored to be on the Block by the Mainstream Media:

  • Jose Ascanio
  • Welington Castillo
  • Ronny Cedeno
  • Mike Fontenot
  • Rich Hill
  • Sean Marshall
  • Jason Marquis
  • Felix Pie
  • Ryan Theriot
  • Josh Vitters

The Cubs already made two deals this off-season….the re-signing of Ryan Dempster and trading Jose Ceda to Florida for Kevin Gregg. Will the Cubs offer Kerry Wood arbitration on Monday and if so, will he accept? What other moves will Jim Hendry make in the coming weeks….only time will tell.

It’s only 79 shopping days left before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park.