Not much news on the rumors front over the weekend.
Paul Sullivan put together a nice summary of all the recent rumors involving the Cubs, including Roy Halladay, Milton Bradley, Curtis Granderson, Marlon Byrd, Matt Holliday and Mark DeRosa.
Although the 3-way deal involving Milton Bradley, Luis Castillo and Kevin Millwood has been shot down, it sounds like the Cubs are interested in Castillo but still would need to find a taker for Bradley, as the Mets don't want him (if he can't handle the Chicago media, how's he going to handle the New York media?)
Halladay, Holliday and DeRosa are unlikely to happen, but I can envision the Cubs acquiring Granderson via trade or signing Marlon Byrd to play center field. However, its likely that the Bradley situation will have to be sorted out first.
So, with the rumor front pretty quiet (for now), I am going to start a new series that will take a look at the Cubs current roster, what to expect for 2010 and what to expect for the future.
Here's how it will break down:
Tuesday, November 24th - Starting Pitching
Sunday, November 29th - Bullpen
Tuesday, December 1st - Infield
Thursday, December 3rd - Outfield
As always, I will also keep you up-to-date on the latest news an rumors as they happen, including the increasingly important winter meetings December 7-10.