Braves trade for Cubs’ Derrek Lee

Looking to upgrade over Troy Glaus at first base, the Braves traded for Cubs veteran Derrick Lee on Wednesday to bring the three-time Gold Glover to Atlanta.

The Braves sent three minor-leaguers to the Cubs: right-handed pitchers Tyrelle Harris and Robinson Lopez and left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Lorick.

Glaus was out of the lineup Wednesday night, but Cox said that was because he was resting a sore knee. The Braves could disable Glaus to give him some rest for his knee, then bring him off the bench down the stretch.

The Braves have been looking for a middle-of-the-order bat through a waiver trade since losing Chipper Jones to a season-ending knee injury last week. They needed to complete a deal before Sept. 1 for a player to be eligible for the postseason roster.

Lee was expected to waive his right to veto the trade to Atlanta, something he exercised when the Cubs tried to trade him to the Angels last month ago. Lee told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution during his years with the Cubs that he’d like to play for Braves manager Bobby Cox.

Lee has suffered from lower back pain and reportedly received an epidural shot on Monday and was not eligible to play again until Thursday. The Braves could decide to give him another day to rest and join the team when the Braves travel to Chicago for a weekend series against the Cubs.

Lee has hit .283 with nine home runs 30 RBIs and .492 slugging percentage in 47 games since June 16. He went 5-for-11 with four home runs in a three game series at St. Louis that ended Sunday. Braves top scout Jim Fregosi was reportedly at that series in St. Louis and watched Lee hit the four home runs.

Lee hit twice as many homers (four) last weekend in St. Louis as Glaus has hit in his past 46 games. The struggling Glaus has hit .174 with only two home runs and 15 RBIs in his past 46 games.

Lee is in the final year of a five-year $65 million contract. He is due $3.4 million for the rest of the season, which the Braves are expected to pay the majority of, if not all.

Lee is expected to hold a press conference following the Cubs game against the Padres on Wednesday afternoon.

1,053 comments Add your comment

Taylor

August 18th, 2010
12:03 pm

Wouldn’t mind the two of them platooning at first

TOMY FOURNIER

August 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

That what we need to go “PARTY”!!!!

evan

August 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

More big bats can’t hurt. It’s only a rental anyways and hopefully won’t cost us much, if any talent.

I say why not. He’s got post season experience.

Wonder what the lineup would be with Lee in it.

flatFork

August 18th, 2010
12:09 pm

Interesting. Definitely the best option that has come over the trade wire thus far. But how recently were the comments made to the AJC about wanting to play for BC? As I recall, the nixing of the Angels deal was based on family concerns i.e. his kids are happy in Chicago. Why would he have changed his mind over the course of a month?

It's out of here.....

August 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

NO…. to old and showing his age. Weekend was a fluke. Getting shots and out of the line up now…. are there no other option??????

David

August 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

What is it going to cost the Braves to get Lee?

BRAN

August 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

Who will we lose?

jdawg

August 18th, 2010
12:11 pm

SEC football, just around the corner….

Joel

August 18th, 2010
12:11 pm

Barry

August 18th, 2010
12:12 pm

Who would they have to give up for a rental? Derreck Lee would be good, but not at a the price of good prospects

Coach On The GO

August 18th, 2010
12:13 pm

Braves do not need another old creeky player…bring up Freddie Freeman…NOW. The Braves already have a Derrek Lee…his name is Troy Glaus!

guy

August 18th, 2010
12:13 pm

Don’t rock the boat.This guy is no Fred McGriff.

Ja-Hey the Hero

August 18th, 2010
12:13 pm

Can we give up KK, Glaus, and McClouth for Lee and case of Natty Ice?

ras

August 18th, 2010
12:14 pm

Doesn’t it always depend on what the player costs? It is impossible to judge the worthiness of this pursuit until you can analyze the cost. Having said that, at the right price a healthy Derrek Lee could only help us.

J-Hey the Hero

August 18th, 2010
12:14 pm

No one can replace the crime dog

Rowland Office Worker

August 18th, 2010
12:15 pm

Doesn’t make sense to trade for an aging and fragile first basemen if we already have one of those. Especially if we have to give up anybody outside of Kawakami. Lee is not “The Answer”.

wuzabravesfanwhenitwuzntkool

August 18th, 2010
12:15 pm

Lee’s back is definately a concern. If it’s okay, then what’t the price? Heck, give ‘em Kawakami, McLouth & Glaus!

Chief Nock A Homa

August 18th, 2010
12:15 pm

Is this really the move we want to make??

Lee is somewhat of a malcontent, and he’s got a bad back… He had to have an epidural with the hope that he’ll be ok to play by the weekend…

Even as bad as Glaus is swinging the bat, we’ve been ok… And, now that Prado is back in the lineup,we’re even better off…

I just don’t see this as much of a help in replacing Glaus’ struggling bat…

Joey M

August 18th, 2010
12:16 pm

Not sure where Troy Glaus would play after the deal get’s completed. Would Glaus platoon with Lee? Would Lee move to another position? Would Glaus slide over to third base? Would Glaus’ knees survive at third? Can Derek Lee play a position other than first? With a bad back he couldn’t play the outfield with all the running. I absolutely pull the trigger on this move. I just wouldn’t know what to do with the line up. I like Prado at third. The only benefit I could see is putting Glaus on the DL, rehab his knee, and get him ready for the playoffs. Than we would have a true DH.

Chuck

August 18th, 2010
12:17 pm

Remember, Glaus played many years at 3rd base in Anaheim. D LEE does not platoon, so this may be a fulltime job for both. Glaus is done again…at least for winning teams.

FalconsTransplant

August 18th, 2010
12:17 pm

What does it look like we’ll have to give up to get him?

What does it look like we’ll have to give up to get him?

What does it look like we’ll have to give up to get him?

Frank from KS (now living in CO)

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

I like the idea of Lee….but if they’re going to try and trade for someone from the Cubs….why not it bee Soriano??

He’d look mighty nice in LF for the Bravos.

Crazy Diamond

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

Sure could usea a HEALTHY Derrek Lee. Hope the Cubs don’t want too much in return.

Duff

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

Come on boys…Glaus carried us in April and May, but his knees and poor bat are killing us now. Note: He has been hitting out of the 6 hole the last month. Lee is healthy and peaking and would love to play in a pennant race environment. Make the move…now

ChinookGuy

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

So, we could have 2 guys at first, one with bad knees, the other with a bulging disc? And we would probably give up some prospects for this ace-bandaged first base duo? I agree with Coach On The GO, give Freeman a chance.

Frank from KS (now living in CO)

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

Correction: why not it be Soriano??

Joel

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

Its been reported low level minor leagers, but I havent seen any names.

Tim

August 18th, 2010
12:19 pm

There is no way they are going to platoon two right-handed batters. This would be a replacement for Glaus and he would be non-tendered would be my guess.

Homie The Brave

August 18th, 2010
12:19 pm

…….Braves should also throw in that annoying guy JJ from Peachtree TV….

Tami

August 18th, 2010
12:19 pm

#1: I’m afraid for what the Braves will have to give up to get him;
#2: I’m afraid that the Phillies & the Cards WON’T block this trade & will be laughing their heads off when Lee has to be DL’d. His back has been a problem for a while.

What’s wrong with our team now, now that Martin’s back? I say stay status quo!

ATLien

August 18th, 2010
12:20 pm

I like Derrek Lee, but idk about this move. He’s contract is up @ the end of the year, so it’ll be another ‘rental’ i.e. Tex…I just dont wanna give up prospects for somebody that is hitting 30 below his .282 career ave. and he’s injury prone.

bboyd3301

August 18th, 2010
12:20 pm

they are saying low level prospects so i would assume it doesn’t include any of the “untouchables”. if it means we don’t have to run troy glaus out there then i am fine with it. he has sucked for 2 monthes. 3 for 15 in dodgers series, a double in mop up last night, but when it is clutch time he strikes out or hits into double play. braves have had a huge hole at first base this whole month and bringing freeman up didn’t happen so i am glad to see they are doing something.

RM

August 18th, 2010
12:20 pm

I say do it and do it now! It hurts me just to watch Glaus out there. Dude can barely walk much less bend over. And he only gets hits and HR’s when it doesn’t matter, just like last night. Braves were already up by 6-7 runs and then he gets a hit and RBI.

Joel

August 18th, 2010
12:20 pm

Frank, have you seen Soriano’s contract?

Quinnj

August 18th, 2010
12:20 pm

Do it. Can Get Ramirez So Get Lee.

N8

August 18th, 2010
12:20 pm

I understand that there isn’t much difference in Glaus and Lee at the plate if Lee’s back is giving him occasional fits and maybe even if it’s not….. at the plate.

But where this deal has me semi-excited is defensively. Derek Lee is one of the best defensive 1B to come along in a while. To me our defense has been more woeful than the offense lately.

Anything to shore up that defense is a good thing. But here’s the thing…

Calling up Freddie Freeman probably makes us better defensively as well. So why not just do that? Must be the RH thing in combination with Wren just not wanting to thrust Freeman into a pennant race as the starter. I say “as a starter” because I’m assuming Freeman is called up in September for bench help.

On the surface, I like them going after Lee. If he’s healthy enough to help.

Greg Norton

August 18th, 2010
12:21 pm

I can still hit and I’m cheap!

TheAntiMe

August 18th, 2010
12:21 pm

Considering that his stats aren’t all that impressive and taking into account his chronic back problems, this sounds like a bad idea. The Braves are better off with Glaus and Hinske at 1B, just going by the stats.

You folks who were always ticked at Chipper for getting hurt would really be complaining about Derrek Lee. He has a definite case of Rafael Furcal-itis with his ongoing back problems. Just say no, Mr. GM!

Nick Esasky

August 18th, 2010
12:21 pm

Why hasn’t anyone called me???

John

August 18th, 2010
12:22 pm

That would be a good deal for the Braves, if it doesn’t cost to much. Play Lee at first and move Glaus to 3rd base. He played 3rd for St Louis
the last couple of years and before in his career.

surprised

August 18th, 2010
12:22 pm

buzz

August 18th, 2010
12:22 pm

Anything that benches Glaus is a good thing.

ATLien

August 18th, 2010
12:22 pm

Lol @ Homie the Brave! I completely agree…

David O'Brien

August 18th, 2010
12:22 pm

Glaus contract: He got $1.75 mill salary, and since then he’s gotten bonuses of $250,000 for being on the active 25-man roster for 100 days, and got $350,000 each for 400 and 450 plate appearances. He currently has 466 plate appearances, would get $350,000 more for 500 plate appearances, $400,000 for 550 and $550,000 for 600.

Nate McLouth

August 18th, 2010
12:23 pm

I’m better than you, Norton.

Tami

August 18th, 2010
12:24 pm

I’m hoping this falls through. The Cubs will probably want Freeman in return, when all the Braves have to do is wait just two more weeks and call Freddie up by Sept 1st. This will be a boneheaded move if it’s made. I wouldn’t have been as averse to this if we were talking about a 2-3 year younger Lee — at the least.

justin

August 18th, 2010
12:24 pm

Ha-hey the hero, its only gonna cost the braves a prospect you’ve probably never heard of before. the cubs are just dumping salary.

dagadawgs

August 18th, 2010
12:24 pm

From what I have heard we don’t have to give up much just pay a prorated part of his salary of 16 million for the 6 weeks he would be here. He is a free agent next year and will likely leave the Cubs, so they want to drop his salary

Jupiter

August 18th, 2010
12:25 pm

The idea is to give relief to Glaus and move Hinske to the OF in a platoon role. This will be HUGE for the Braves. Lee moving to a potential Playoff contender will boost his moral. Use Glaus in a DH role and vice versa (depending on the pitcher). Git R Don, Frank!!! You can bet the organization consulted with Glaus before making this decision.

Freddie : G

August 18th, 2010
12:25 pm

D. Lee would be a good gloves if healthy, and more reliable. I say make the deal if cost not great in terms of young talent going to Chicago.

Just a guess ...

August 18th, 2010
12:26 pm

Would be a good move if you’re looking at the World Series – he’d be perfect as a DH.

T.O

August 18th, 2010
12:26 pm

D. Lee is no Troy Glaus. Coming into the 2010 season D. Lee is a lifetime .290 batter. Troy Glaus has like 3 hits in the past 2 months and hits into a double play every game. You can’t rely on him in the post season. He’s straight garbage. I like the pick up if we can land Lee but don’t give up much. Worst case we let Hinkse play first the rest of the season. Glaus should pitch hit and that’s it.

fredi is next

August 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

Glaus is gonna be released.

Dale Murphy

August 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

NO, NO, NO…….Bring up FREEMAN! We already have one old first baseman.

BIOMASS

August 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

An epidural yesterday? Yikes. Tall guys with bad backs. Not good.

Focker

August 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

There is no way Glaus is going to 3B so I don’t know why people keep suggesting that. Right now he has the range of a statue which really wouldn’t work at 3B.

Clayton

August 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

Lee isn’t a superstar anymore but he is an upgrade both offensively and defensively at 1b over Glaus. NO reason to platoon him and Glaus since they are both right handed hitters. If Derek’s back holds up, it would be a great pick up. Braves won’t give up Freeman or any of their top pitching prospects for a 2-3 month rental. Lee is a fa at the end of the season and Freeman will prob be 1b next year. Hope this one works out for us. Go Braves!!

David O'Brien

August 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

As for clubhouse chemistry, which Brave say has been so important to their team this season:: D-Lee’s a top-shelf guy, one of most popular players in clubhouse of teams I’ve covered. His Cubs teammates say same.

Wooderson

August 18th, 2010
12:28 pm

some of you dumbasses are really funny talking about moving Glaus to 3rd. HE CAN BARELY MOVE!! He’s already a liability fielding his position at 1st!!!

DC Brave

August 18th, 2010
12:28 pm

Seems like we are running out of room on the 25 man roster. I guess they could DL Glaus to give the knees some rest, then bring him off in Sept and platoon him with Lee the rest of the way. Then we’ll have a tough time figuring out who will be on the 25 man going into the post season. Personally, I think they could get by with 4 starters…Hanson, Hudson, Lowe, Jurrjens. That would open a spot to carry 2 guys at 1B. I like Minor…but I think he should be given the chance to do the Steve Avery thing for us in the post-season next year.

Will

August 18th, 2010
12:28 pm

No reason not to make this move. The braves will not give up anybody of significance to make this happen. Lee is not having his best season, but his medicority is still two times better then troy glaus. Yes, Glaus has hit a couple home runs lately but he is not breaking out of this slump. he is still a walking double play waiting to happen.

Bucky Sucky

August 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

Who wants that broken down mule? Not ole bucky sucky.

David O'Brien

August 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

Lee’s had back issues for years. That’s one reason you don’t just release Glaus if you get Lee. But Lee should be fine for rest of season. Might need a day or three here to rest back, but he’s dealt with back issues for years.

Scott

August 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

Am I missing something here? Why do we need another old first baseman that can’t play any other position? We’re going after the wrong Cub, if you ask me. If we’re going to trade for a Cub, it needs to be Marlon Byrd. We need another outfield bat. We’re fine on the infield. The fact is, we’re just not going to get much out of first base this year … and it’s not going to hapen with D. Lee either. We DON’T need any more infielders. Look at the outfield for proof. We’re mash unit at best.

Old Braves Fan

August 18th, 2010
12:30 pm

Most news reports are that the Cubs will get the PTBNL for Lee, based upon his performance with the Braves, a low level minor leaguer.
Glaus needs to be terminated as soon as possible, he’s like a statue in the field and at the plate. If Lee’s back passes muster with the Braves, I say take him. Obviously, for some unknown reason, Wren doesn’t think that Freeman is ready yet. Also, if the Braves get Lee, does it mean FF won’t be in Atlanta come September 1st? Probably not.

Wooderson

August 18th, 2010
12:30 pm

DOB, how much of a problem is Derek Lee’s back?? I like the trade but I’m a little afraid we are swapping one injured 1st baseman for another.

DC Brave

August 18th, 2010
12:30 pm

Then again, maybe Glaus and one of the touchable prospects are the trade bait…and Lee bridges to Freddie Freeman next year.

59bulldawg

August 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

NOT sure about this! Who do we give up and what will it do to team chenistry? If Lee is the option I’d rather stand pat and go with the team that brought us this far. I’m also not ready to throw in the towel on Kenshin either.

Will

August 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

I say go Lee. Give Troy a few days rest. Use Lee at 1B and then platoon Troy once he gets his knees rested. Use Troy to rest Martin at 3B occasssionally and rest Lee as needed. Continue to platoon Henske and Diaz in LF, Ankiel and Melky in CF. This would keep everyone fresher for the postseason run. Besides the bat of Lee could only help the lineup score more runs which will be needed in the next few weeks.

JonnyVenter'sLeftArm

August 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

OK all you “not-another-rental” whiners, the deal won’t cost the Braves much, and Lee will be gone at the end of the year (i.e. no financail commitment and no blocking Freeman).
This is not another Texiera scenario.
Please don’t embarass yourself with your ignorance.

Focker

August 18th, 2010
12:32 pm

If they call up Freeman doesn’t the $$ clock start?

Mr. Holmes

August 18th, 2010
12:32 pm

Would Lee clear waivers?

Old Braves Fan

August 18th, 2010
12:32 pm

I mean if the Braves get Lee, FF won’t be in Atlanta come the first of September.

DC Brave

August 18th, 2010
12:32 pm

Has KK pitched in a couple of games yet on the farm?

Brave4life-1995 all over again?? FREE FREDDIE FREEMAN

August 18th, 2010
12:32 pm

DOB

Awkward to see Derrek Lee playing against the cubs this weekend at wrigley

DC Brave

August 18th, 2010
12:33 pm

Double then again…Glaus gets traded then Lee and Freddie Freeman platoon the rest of the way. Holy Cow…that has the chance to be formidable.

Mark (another one)

August 18th, 2010
12:34 pm

The Cubs aren’t going anywhere and want to dump salary. The Braves could use some improvement at first but they don’t want to raid their minor league and ruin the future. With those understandings, I think they can make it work.

There will need to be someone sent over to make it a trade, but Wren won’t give the Cubs a key future player, and especially not one of our key minor league starters. Lee is a consistently good infielder, which is important on a team based on pitching. He has also been hot at the plate this month, and we are talking about a two month rental.

Also, giving Glaus some time to heal may help him get his legs back. Its hard to play when the wheels are aching.

ryan

August 18th, 2010
12:34 pm

I was hoping for A. Ramirez to play 3rd base but if we D. Lee that would not be bad .

Wooderson

August 18th, 2010
12:35 pm

quit calling for Freddie Freeman people. Why bring up a kid who has never seen ML pitching when you can get a guy who you KNOW can hit ML pitching

Derek Lee

August 18th, 2010
12:35 pm

I’ll play out the season in the ATL and return to CHI’town in the offseason. I’m good w/ it.

Tami

August 18th, 2010
12:35 pm

Scott’s Comment: We’re going after the wrong Cub, if you ask me. If we’re going to trade for a Cub, it needs to be Marlon Byrd.

I TOTALLY agree with you, Scott! WHY is Frank looking at the infield???!!! We’re stacked. And, with the rosters getting ready to expand in just two measly weeks which could yield a September callup for Freeman, WHY keep tinkering with the infield??!! YES, we need more help in the outfield. These guys haven’t had much rest having to fill in for Heyward while he’s been down. I LOVE the idea of Byrd. The only questions I have at this point: WHO would the Braves have to give up to get him? And, would the Cards & Phills block the trade?

Mitchell

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

Why was it necessary to send the guy to Chicago to see Lee hit those home runs in person?

Did Fregosi send back a telegram via Pony Express? Yes, he hit four home runs. It was on TV.

So basically the guy had only twelve as recently as Friday. Martin had more than him until this weekend.

I’m not sure about this. I don’t believe we would be in this position if Bobby would just not drive Troy Glaus into the ground every day. Obviously, less is more in the case of Glaus.

Running him out there every single night is not getting us anywhere.

I really see Derrek Lee as a real swing and miss guy and I worry that he won’t be up to the task in the playoffs. The Braves need to remember what got them where they are: making pitchers work, taking walks, getting on base and occasionally scoring. We’re a small ball team. So far Ankiel’s home run cuts aren’t exactly helping the cause.

I guess the guy is an upgrade but I just hope we don’t give up anything of value for a guy who won’t be here next April.

meh

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

Troy Glaus
.239 BA, 16 HR, 70 RBI, .749 OPS

Derek Lee
.251 BA, 16 HR, 56 RBI, .751 OPS

doesn’t look like that much difference between Glaus and Lee.

Dan-82ndAirborne

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

It’s really too bad that we won’t likely be able to keep Lee. He’s a quality guy in the clubhouse and a great hitter and fielder. Maybe Freeman will shift to 3B ;)

Brave4life-1995 all over again?? FREE FREDDIE FREEMAN

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

WHY DO WE NEED A 3rd BASEMEN

Infante has been killing the ball since he got the starting gig and Prado is just an animal..

DC Brave

August 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

You have to feel bad for Glaus. The guy is clearly playing through pain…a lot of guys would ask for the bench. There is just no quit in him…and I don’t think it is just the money from the plate appearances. There is a lot of pride there…his May led us to first place.

Brave4life-1995 all over again?? FREE FREDDIE FREEMAN

August 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

meh

Derrek Lee Post-all star stats

AVG. .313
OPS .939
SLG. .583
HR 6
RBI 20

WE NEED HIM

ATLien

August 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

True @Meh…

Dan-82ndAirborne

August 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

meh, read the article and all the other posts. Lee is a 2nd half hitter and has been hot since the break.

JOKNOWS23

August 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

Its a good Trade. You improve your defense wiht D Lee. You will not lose anything offensively. Pitching and Defense wins world series. Last time i checked the Braves Defense was not getting it done. You add Lee to first with prado playing third now, pretty good infield.

T.O

August 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

Glaus doesn’t have the stamina to play a full season. He looks out of shape, slow and injured. He’s breaking down and wont be able to help us down the stretch. Sit em down, relase him or place him on the DL.

Plate Appearance

August 18th, 2010
12:38 pm

NO FRANK! NO!!

Tell me it’s not so!

Wren is going to surrender more of the farm for another two month rental. Shades of Mark Teixeira! It lamentable!

And this has been Lee’s worst season — by far.

Go with Glaus — or bring up Freeman and platoon him with Troy, if Troy needs a rest at times. Or platoon Troy with Eric Hinske.

Where is a faithfulness to the players that got you this far? As the saying goes, you’ve got to dance with the one who brought you!

This is what I was afraid of when Chipper went down — another ill-conceived trade by Wren!

Get another GM JS! I’m really fed up with REVOLVING DOOR WREN!

edward

August 18th, 2010
12:38 pm

REALLY PEOPLE??? STILL TALKING ABOUT GLAUS TO THIRD??? Seriously. Some of you should NOT be allowed to post for a week after that. If his batting hasn’t convinced people he is no good, then maybe you aren’t all that intelligent. As for Jupiter’s comment about a DH role for him…We play in the NATIONAL league. No DH. We have him a chance to show he can still play and it failed. Things happen.
I like the idea of Lee coming in if he is healthy. Like everyone else in the Braves World, I’d love to see Freeman up but that doesn’t look like it may happen. Guess the dude upstairs,jr. don’t wanna be paying Freeman and Heyward both big money at the same time. Maybe McClouth could play first? Then he won’t be tired from running and could maybe start hitting…

Braves One

August 18th, 2010
12:39 pm

With Freddie Freeman coming up in September, he would serve as a back up for Lee if he has to miss a game here and there. Freeman will also give the Braves an occasional left handed option at first base. Nice move, necessary move, no real drawbacks since the Braves freed up cash for not signing some draftees. Right handed power and solid first baseman defensively. Let’s get this one done.

Brave4life-1995 all over again?? FREE FREDDIE FREEMAN

August 18th, 2010
12:39 pm

Plate Appearance

its already said that NO TOP PROSPECTS will be involved. This is no where close to Mark Teixeira territory

fightins

August 18th, 2010
12:39 pm

The Phillies, the class of the NL, are coming for the division lead – only a matter of time…

n

August 18th, 2010
12:40 pm

Cost won’t be high — h e is less then 2 months from being a free agent. Cubs would probably trade him just to save some money.

submariner

August 18th, 2010
12:40 pm

Focker- The real reason that Freeman isn’t an option is because he’s a rookie. You don’t want a rookie in a play-off pressure cooker…..They have a tendency to lock up. Even the vaunted Heyward isn’t really lighting it up lately. You don’t want too many youngsters on the field come playoff time. The veterans handle the situation a ton better.
JonnyVenter’sLeftArm- Nicely put.

Will

August 18th, 2010
12:40 pm

For those who can’t seem to understand why Lee instead of Marlon Byrd: It is a no brainer. Lee is available and Byrd is not. Can’t trade for someone who isn’t available. Got It?

Dan-82ndAirborne

August 18th, 2010
12:41 pm

Damn, pay attention, folks.

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