CUBS & SOX: LET’S MAKE A DEAL
Kind of a shocker:
Chicago Cubs – Acquired pitcher Neal Cotts from the Chicago White Sox for pitcher David Aardsma and minor league pitcher Carlos Vasquez.
If you were going to rate this trade as of today, you have to give it up for the Cubs. Aardsma seems to be a ’4A’ guy, though he does have a good arm. Vasquez is a decent prospect, but merely a prospect.
Cotts suffered through a rough year last year but absolutely dominated in 2005. In 2007 I don’t expect him to be as good as ’05 or as bad as ’06. Somewhere in the middle seems more likely and that’s a real plus for the Cubs.
The Cubs are looking at a possible bullpen of Howry, Eyre, Marmol, Dempster, Wood and Cotts.