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Winter Meetings: Recent Rumors

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So far this evening for your speculating pleasure, we have the following rumors:

The Rangers and Cubs are discussing a trade that would send Chris Davis and Darren O'Day to Chicago, according to Ed Price of AOL FanHouse (on Twitter).

Davis, 24, has the makings of a slugger, but has struggled to realize his potential. He has 39 homers in 872 big league plate apperances, which projects to 25 or 30 over the course of a full season. Davis has a .248/.300/.459 line in parts of three major league seasons and he strikes out in 32% of his plate appearances.

The Rangers claimed O'Day off of waivers from the Mets in 2009 and saw him develop into a valuable cog in their bullpen. The sidearmer has a 1.99 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 117 2/3 innings for Texas.

In addition, while I've yet to find who started it, the  Cubs-Are-In-On-Paul-Konerko Rumor has reared its head again. More to come on this if I can find it.

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15 Comments

jarowcliffe said:

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I know I am about the only one, but I still think OF THE NAMES MENTIONED for 1B I still like the Chris Davis idea

gravedigger said:

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As usual with American Leaguers, never heard of him.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Reinsdorf is apparently in on the Konerko meetings at the 11th hour to try to get a deal done.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Yankees in the mix for both Wood and Prior.

Excuse me while I go have a good cry.

gravedigger said:

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You're just trying to torture me.

JulieDiCaro said:

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no, but I think the Yankees are.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Per Bruce Levine, the Cubs are close to a 2-3 year with Pena.

gravedigger said:

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wait, what?

i'd been assuming throughout that it would be a 1 year flier, maybe an option year?

gravedigger said:

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next you're going to tell me its for jeter money

JulieDiCaro said:

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My guess: 3 years, $154 million, NTC.

gravedigger said:

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so, the cubs are going to give pena 3 years and 600 million and prior and wood are going to the yankees and ron santo is dead. i hate this offseason so much. not like my usual hate. far, far more.

JulieDiCaro said:

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(mouth hangs open)

Proggy said:

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1 yr 10MM.

Situation could be a lot worse.

Could also be a whole lot better.

Where's Adrian Gonzalez again?

Oh that's right. On a team with a clue.

berselius said:

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I don't mind the deal. The Cubs aren't doing anything next season anyway without a massive increase in payroll. 1 year isn't going to break anything. I'd rather they just didn't sign anyone but meh. 2011 is going to be a lost season.

Proggy said:

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It might just be me, but I'm thinking the RIP Ron Santo needs the periods between the R, I, and P.

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