GM Jim Hendry does not anticipate that the Cubs will make any moves before the trade deadline unless one of his key players sufffers an injury? Kerry Wood’s blister problems are less of a concern with the performance of Jeff Samardizja who is been the equivalent to a significant deal. (Sun Times)
However, Comcast’s Sportsnite’s Peter O’Boyole did a short story the saying that “Hendry has not ruled out pulling off a trade later down the road if the surgically repaired foot of Jim Edmonds does not hold up and he ends up on the D.L. Jim Edmonds has ben bothered by a sore left foot all year.
O’Boyole went on to say they would be looking for a “left-handed bat for center field to spell Reed Johnson from right handed pitching and to give the team more dept.”
So, have all of the Scott Eyre rumors been just that? We can only hope that the Cubs don’t make a move just for the sake of making a move….We’re looking at you south siders…
We will update any Cub acquisitions as the day rolls along.
UPDATE – Not a Surprise…Hendry always playing his cards close to his vest…
The Chicago Cubs have talked to a few teams about moving Scott Eyre who has lost the confidence of manager Lou Piniella and will create a potential logjam in the bullpen once Kerry Wood is healthy enough to return to action. There is a good chance that Eyre will be dealt before the deadline on 4pm on Thursday, as general manager Jim Hendry will likely not ask for much in return, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Yanks, Red Sox eyeing Eyre
That never-ending Yankees-Red Sox intrigue has found its way to Scott Eyre. Both clubs are in on the Cubs left-hander, who is expected to be moved for a very modest return. But both teams also have him as a back-burner option as they search for more impactful bullpen help.