It's been a hectic day for me, but have a bit of time to squeeze in one last post for the year.
As many of you know, Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Marlins are getting involved with the Garza talks. After seeing what they offered up for Gio Gonzalez, I'm less enthused about the possibility of making a deal with them. The Marlins are wanting to essentially give extra parts for a top starting pitcher: Gaby Sanchez, Matt Dominguez, Jose Ceda, and Chris Coghlan. None of these guys are all that exciting to me and the Marlins really don't have any pitching prospects to offer. They do have a very interesting prospect in outfielder Christian Yelich, but he hasn't played above Class A yet.
A reliable source of mine had some interesting information on a possible Tigers deal. The deal could possibly involve a major league player to go along with a top prospect like Jacob Turner, possibly a pitcher like Rick Porcello. Thus a deal could be headlined by two young cost-controlled pitchers plus another prospect or two. The catch is that the Cubs may have to throw in their own prospect to make the deal work.
Something to mull over for the final post of 2011.
Have a Happy New Year, everyone!
Filed under: Cubs Rumors