Trade Deadline Week: Wednesday Edition

Posted by Lionel on July 29, 2009.

New"ish" names on the list...
  • Bruce Levine of ESPN1000 said last night that the Cubs were still poking around to see if Mark Teahen was available. There have been reports of the Cubs interest dating back to when ARam went on the D.L. Teahen has played primarily the 3-sack position for the Royals, but with the return of Alex Gordon, the Royals have played him some in RF (he's also played the other 2 sacks this year), or maybe they have been showcasing his diversity. In any case, Teahen would be a utility guy for the Cubs.

  • Whether Joe Beimel or John Grabow heads to the North Side may be dependent on how B.J. Ryan performs. The lefty made his I-Cubs debut last night, throwing a scoreless inning. He walked a batter, then promptly forced a ground ball that resulted in a double play.

  • The Mariners and Pirates made a trade today which has Cubs ties. First, former Cub Ronny Cedeno will make his return to the N.L. Central in the trade. Second, the Pirates gained Jeff Clement in the deal. Clement was one of the Mariner's top prospects (#1 ranked prospect by BA in '06 and '08), giving the Pirates 4 catchers/catching prospects. I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but the Cubs could use a catcher until Geo Soto comes back. K. Hill has caught 18 straight games (more consecutive starts for any Cubs catcher in roughly 20 years) and the Cubs are still more than a week away from their next off day. I'm not saying Clement would be the guy, but the Pirates have current backup Jason Jaramillo (batting .255 in limited AB's) and AAA catcher Robinzon Diaz.

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