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Cubs Still Looking to Complete Moves by Week End

Posted on 05 January 2009 by Lou

After a year-end flurry of moves with the trade of Mark DeRosa and the signing of utility infielder Aaron Miles, the Chicago Cubs still plan to complete a few deals over the next few days. Both Cubs GM Jim Hendry and Manager Lou Pinella have been extremely focused on bringing in a left-handed power bat to break up all the right-handed hitters in the middle of the Cubs lineup. It looks like the Cubs have set their sights on free agent Milton Bradley – a switch-hitter who played a little bit of right field and a lot of “Designated Hitter” for the Texas rangers in 2008. His high on-base percentage and his ability to hit from both sides of the plate are attractive to the Cubs. On the other hand, he has played 100 games in the field only twice in his career and his on-field and off-field tirades give pause for concern that he could be a negative factor in the Cubs locker room. The last thing we need is another Sammy Sosa-type to bring tension to one of the best locker rooms in the major leagues. Apparently, Cubs management and players are comfortable with bringing in the fiery Bradley – as one former manager put it – Bradley’s biggest issue is that he cares too much”.

In addition to the Bradley deal, the Cubs are still shopping starting pitcher Jason Marquis. While the Dodgers have recently entered the mix to trade for Marquis, the Rockies still remain the favorites to land Marquis.

Stay tuned Cubs fans – we should have a little more information for you over the next few days…

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