Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Despite the event scheduled for the GM's tonight, trade talks are still swirling. From what I am hearing, the Cubs are offering Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, and a third prospect in exchange for Brian Roberts. Maybe Joshua Lansford is that third player. Oneri Fleita of the Cubs believes he has good upside after a solid season in Single-A. The Blue Jays are waiting to hear back from the Giants on whether or not they will accept their offer of Alex Rios for Tim Lincecum. I think it is a pretty good deal for both teams. Although Lincecum has the potential to be a great pitcher, adding Rios, who should be with them for a while, will make them better. And if Winn and Rajai Davis can improve on their numbers, they should do well And of course, Johan Santana trade talks are going around but nothing is happening. And to be honest, he really isn't the focus of the meetings. I think people expect it to happen, but it seems more is being said on Bedard, Haren, Fukudome, and other issues. Although most of the managers have left and GM's will be busy with the Rule V Draft, I expect to be very busy tomorrow talking with reporters, agents, and other executives.