A few Sunday Cubs news and notes to have with your morning coffee...
- According to Carrie Muskat, the Cubs are planning to work out Yoennis Cespedes. We've talked about Cespedes in a previous article.
- The GM meetings will be held on Nov. 14th and 15th. There probably won't be any major moves but Epstein, Hoyer, and Cherington are expected to meet for a face to face talk on compensation.
- CSN's Patrick Mooney expects Epstein and Hoyer to focus on defense and pitching.
- Carlos Zambrano had a so-so outing in the Venezuelan League as he pitched 6 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits, including 2 HRs. He also struck out 5 batters.
- Speaking of Carlos Zambrano, Christina Kahrl suggests that a Zambrano for Chone Figgins deal could help both teams.
- The Houston Astros signed former Cubs farmhand Brad Snyder to a minor league deal. The 29 year old Snyder played parts of two seasons with the Cubs, hitting .167 with no HRs in 36 ABs.
- Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe predicts that the Red Sox will choose Dale Sveum and the Cubs will choose Mike Maddux.
- Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, meanwhile, pegs Sandy Alomar, Jr as the slight favorite.
- Terry Francona is not the right fit, according to Jon Greenberg.
- MLBTradeRumors is saying that the Padres are reluctant to deal Chase Headley. We've talked about Headley being a good fit for the Cubs.
- Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune says that Theo Epstein has started preliminary talks with Kerry Wood and that the Cubs expect him to return.
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