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    Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    General manager Jim Hendry already is fielding calls from contenders interested in some of his players. And once the Cubs reach the All-Star break after this weekend, the sprint is on toward the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and what figures to be a new purpose over the final two months of the season.
    “Hopefully, we can win a few games here,’’ Hendry said before the Cubs’ 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. “No matter what, it doesn’t really change the focus of what we’ll try to do here over the next month.
    “Everything we try to do will be designed to try to get better moving forward. And there won’t be pieces moved that are going to be integral parts of the club a year from now.’’
    That means players such as Carlos Marmol, Sean Marshall and the young middle infielders are untouchable.
    The Cubs also are likely to pass on requests for starting pitchers Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Garza, rather than create an even bigger hole to fill at their greatest area of need.
    And while Kerry Wood is attracting as much interest as any Cub, the chances are remote he’ll be traded. He said during the last homestand it would require the ideal scenario for him to waive his no-trade clause.
    Almost everyone else on the roster with at least arbitration-level service time could merit a discussion, depending on the offer.
    Cubs GM Jim Hendry promises to be aggressive as trade deadline nears - Chicago Sun-Times



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    So...who is it that Cubs are willing to trade? That article basically states that the Cubs would trade any of their bad contracts...or under-performing players...which means that they won't get anything of value in return and just might have to eat someone else's bad contract. How does that put you at an advantage while building for the future?



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    So...who is it that Cubs are willing to trade? That article basically states that the Cubs would trade any of their bad contracts...or under-performing players...which means that they won't get anything of value in return and just might have to eat someone else's bad contract. How does that put you at an advantage while building for the future?
    Even if the Cubs have to eat half of Soriano's contract that would be huge for them as that gives them some room to acquire someone in the off season.



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    I think Aramis Ramirez is a candidate to be traded, but I'm not sure he'll waive his NTC. Pena is also a candidate as he was only signed to a one year deal and he's actually producing now.



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    I'm guessing ARam, Soriano, Fukudome, Pena, Johnson, DeWitt, Baker, Campana, Lopez, Ortiz, Russell and Carpenter are the guys on the roster now that are being talked about.



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    Fukedome, Johnson,Pena, Baker and Grabow are the only players I expect to be traded I could see Wood depending on the offers and the destination He has a NTC and Aramis has said he won't waive his NTC



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    BLah BLah BLah, heard the trade call before. Hopefully! but probably not.


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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    I really don't see Woody waiving the ntc. I heard his wife talk about how much they love Chicago, so I really doubt it.



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    I really don't see Woody waiving the ntc. I heard his wife talk about how much they love Chicago, so I really doubt it.



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    Derrek Lee wasn't going to waive it last year, but he eventually chose the idea of playing for a contender. There's a chance that we won't contend this year.

    Anything that moved Soriano and Fukodome is amazing. Unless it brought back Milton Bradley.


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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    Quote Originally Posted by istater7 View Post
    I really don't see Woody waiving the ntc. I heard his wife talk about how much they love Chicago, so I really doubt it.
    Not only that, Wood took significantly this year just so he could play with the Cubs. Being in Chicago will definitely weigh heavily on his decision whether to waive the no trade clause or not.



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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    If Hendry stands pat again at the deadline he should be fired August 1. This team is going no where right now and might as well get what you can for guys that won't be back next year like Fukudome, Ramirez, Pena, and Grabow even if you have to pay a bulk of their remaining salary. At least get something instead of nothing for them. I'd be listening to calls for Soto, Marmol, Byrd, and Zambrano too and deal if the price is right as Soto is going to get more expensive with arbitration, Marmol can be electric at times but also just as frustrating, and Z is a free agent after next season and a head case. Supposedly they are getting calls on Garza too but for as much they gave up to get him it's probably going to take a sweet deal to trade him this quickly.

    Clear as much money as you can, get as many prospects as you can, and maybe the Cubs can fill a bunch of holes in free agency. It sounds like Brett Jackson could be up with the big club by the end of this season possibly, if they can move one of the OF him and Colvin will likely get chances with the big club down the stretch. I think the Cubs have SS and 2B solidified for now with Castro and Barney, the OF has a lot prospects working their way up lately, the corner infield spots seem to be the place to add 2 solid bats then grab a couple SP in FA as well to upgrade the rotation.


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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    I am willing to let Marmol go. I'm sure that Matt Garza is willing to let him go, too.


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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    Hendry should be fired.
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    Re: Hendry Fielding Trade Calls

    I wouldn't trade Soto, we have no replacement for him and he's still an above average catcher even in a down year.



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