According to a report on Wednesday night from Ken Rosenthal, the Chicago Cubs “have emerged as the front-runner in the Peavy sweepstakes, perhaps ahead of the Braves, according to major-league sources.”
Rosenthal reported earlier on Wednesday that the Cubs are willing to give Ryan Dempster a 4-year deal and according to Rosenthal, “a decision that should put them in good position to retain the free agent right hander.”
As Rosenthal stated, “imagine a Cubs rotation that featured Jake Peavy, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly.” Rosenthal did not mention Rich Harden in the list. Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs feel they can “absorb the 4 years and $63 million” left on Peavy’s contract and resign Ryan Dempster for at least $50 million dollars over a 4-year span.
Will update if more information becomes available. Stay tuned….