dan72 wrote:I also heard talk that Jeff Samardzija may also be available.
Now THIS is a guy we should SERIOUSLY consider if he's actually available. He would probably benefit from pitching to Wieters and in front of the Orioles' defense. The problem is that the Cubs aren't going to be willing to accept a mid level prospect for him and we don't have any upper level prospects we could spare. If we could talk Chicago into any three of the following group - Arrieta, Strop, Mike Wright, and Eduardo Rodriguez
- then both teams would get good value. Strop and Arrieta need time to work out their problems and the Cubs could afford to be patient with them. Wright could be in their rotation next year and Rodriguez by the middle of the following year.