Next, John Heyman of SI.com lists the Cubs as a potential suitor for Matt Holliday. Again, this seems highly unlikely due to his high salary demands.
Also, just in case you thought the above rumors indicated the Cubs could be looking to add payroll, Paul Sullivan says that large contracts are limiting the Chicago Cubs strategy. He even suggests that the Cubs will trade some more arbitration eligible players to try to reduce salary.
Finally, for those craving Milton Bradley rumors, here's the latest:
- Phil Rogers reported this morning that the Cubs were exploring a 3-way deal with the Mets and Rangers that would net them second baseman Luis Castillo.
- However, MLB's T.R. Sullivan talked to a Rangers official who said bluntly "Not happening".
- Carrie Muskat also reported that Cubs officials had denied the rumor and that "four to six teams have expressed interest in acquiring Milton Bradley...in varrying degrees".
So, the Milton Bradley trade watch continues with only 16 days left until the winter meetings.