Insane Rumor of the Day
Posted by The Right Reverend on April 25, 2006
MLB Trade Rumors reports a pretty interesting rumor from Gotham Baseball: The Cubs are shopping Greg Maddux. Potential suitors: Mets, Yankees, Brewers, Phillies, Diamondbacks, Royals, and…the Cardinals? Huh? I'd like Maddux, even the old version Maddux. He currently has a 0.99 ERA in 4 starts, including a recent man-handling of the home team. He's destined to fall to earth sometime, but even when he's on earth he'd look good as the #2 or #3 starter.
Maddux's contract is up at the end of the season, so I sorta can see why the Cubs might be shopping him, but with the two-fifth's of the rotation in the infirmary along with Derrek Lee, it's a bit too early to be waving bye-bye to the season and going into "there's always next year" mode, even for the Cubs. I'd have to assume the Cubs would be looking for a starter who can help them now. I'm not sure we have that, outside of Reyes, and that won't happen. That would be serious Brock for Broglio karma coming back to haunt us. Also, it seems a bit strange the Cubs would deal within the division with the Cardinals or the Brewers. I'm guessing he stays put, or if he does move I think he heads West.