PEAVY TO CUBS HEATS UP
Oh let it be so! Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says that the Cubs have emerged as the frontrunners in the Jake Peavy sweepstakes. And they are also working on re-signing Ryan Dempster, in addtion to Peavy:
Even though the Cubs are for sale, team officials apparently believe that they can absorb the four years and $63 million remaining on Peavy’s contract while committing at least $50 million to Dempster over the same term.
The only problem I have with the article is that Rosenthal does not name any potential players in the deal. Maybe because the Cubs farm system is mostly bereft of quality prospects.
If anyone out there can give me a clue as to what the Cubs would offer, I’d love to hear it. Because as much as I want Peavy to head a rotation that would include himself and Zambrano, Harden, Lilly and Dempster, I just don’t see what the Cubs have for the Padres–who are trying to reduce payroll.