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    Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    They're not involved in the chase for Roy Halladay, but the Cubs could still add players before next week's trade deadline, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Cubs apparently have enough payroll flexibility to add a "mid-level" player and Wittenmyer suggests the team could pursue relievers such as George Sherrill and Chad Qualls. GM Jim Hendry said the Cubs can make moves "if something comes up," but didn't discuss specific needs.
    The Cubs, who nearly acquired Chris Coste earlier in the month, could also pursue catching help if Geovany Soto's injury lingers longer than expected.



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    Freddy Sanchez please.



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    As much as I think that would be a good addition with Sanchez having another year on his deal I think I just don't see it happening untill the ownership would be approved by the rest of the mlb owners and that won't be untill after the 31st



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    I don't care who it is but they need a new infielder. Either a 2B or a SS (moving Theriot to 2B). I was hot on Sanchez at first but I want someone with a little more pop, like a Dan Uggla.

    And you can never have enough bullpen help, Sherrill would be awesome. Unfortunately, he's a hot item and will probably cost a lot.



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    If they can't get a good starter at either 2b or ss then they had better not make a move for another backup middle infielder. I think the bullpen is ok wouldn't mind another LH pitcher down there thou



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    I don't care who it is but they need a new infielder. Either a 2B or a SS (moving Theriot to 2B). I was hot on Sanchez at first but I want someone with a little more pop, like a Dan Uggla.

    And you can never have enough bullpen help, Sherrill would be awesome. Unfortunately, he's a hot item and will probably cost a lot.

    Good luck getting Uggla


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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    Barring an unforeseen setback with catcher Geovany Soto (oblique) or an injury, the Cubs are most likely to seek a veteran reliever, preferably a left-hander, and are said to have interest in Baltimore closer George Sherrill -- not to mention a strong relationship and recent trade history with the Orioles.
    A right-hander, such as Arizona Diamondbacks closer Chad Qualls, might not be out of the question. The Cubs are among about 15 teams kicking the tires on Qualls. How newly signed lefty B.J. Ryan looks as he gets deeper into a throwing program over the next week -- he threw from a mound for the Cubs for the first time Monday -- could have a major influence over such a decision.
    Hendry wouldn't get specific about the team's plans Tuesday, but it appears with 10 days to go until the July 31 non-waiver deadline, the Cubs may wait a few more days before aggressively pursuing a direction.
    ''Obviously, we'll stay on top of it,'' Hendry said. ''If something comes up that we think makes us better, we'll try to do something.''



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    In all seriousness, I wish we still had Mark DeRosa!

    Hendry had his head up his *** on that one. You can never replace a guy like DeRosa in the lineup. Guy can fill in the corner outfield spots, first base, third base (this year with rami's injury earlier), and even give us that little bit of pop that we need as second base right now. I'm still ****** about not resigning him.



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

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    Good luck getting Uggla
    The Marlins will try to dump salary (Dan Uggla, Jeremy Hermida, perhaps others) if they decide before the July 31 trade deadline that contending for postseason is unrealistic. But they entered Tuesday still believing they can contend. Larry Beinfest said there is now ``an openness'' to trading for another bat, but the Marlins see few realistic options -- available Oakland outfielder Matt Holliday, making $13.5 million, is too pricey. -- Miami Herald .....



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    The Marlins will try to dump salary (Dan Uggla, Jeremy Hermida, perhaps others) if they decide before the July 31 trade deadline that contending for postseason is unrealistic. But they entered Tuesday still believing they can contend. Larry Beinfest said there is now ``an openness'' to trading for another bat, but the Marlins see few realistic options -- available Oakland outfielder Matt Holliday, making $13.5 million, is too pricey. -- Miami Herald .....
    But if the cubs have little financial flexibility how can they take on salary florida is dumping


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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    and if they aren't careful they are going to end up like the mets with too much payroll and not enough production


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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    I didn't say they were going to do the move I just posted the article but you make good points



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    Quote Originally Posted by CP44 View Post
    But if the cubs have little financial flexibility how can they take on salary florida is dumping
    "Little financial flexibility" to the Cubs is "the entire teams payroll" to the Marlins.



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    I would love to get Uggla. He seems to hammer the ball in Wrigley.



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    Re: Cubs have a little payroll flexabilty could make a trade

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    "Little financial flexibility" to the Cubs is "the entire teams payroll" to the Marlins.
    True but who would the cubs give up that the marlins would take?


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