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June 2005




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I mentioned yesterday that I despise rumors. I try not to bring them up. However, when the Cubs themselves confirm the rumor, I feel like it may be worth noting. Pauly Sullivan, the village idiot, from the Tribune has a column today stating that the Cubs have interest in Preston Wilson of the Rockies.

“Cubs sources confirmed a report in Wednesday’s Rocky Mountain News that they have made inquiries about center fielder Preston Wilson, who is likely to be dealt before the July 31 trading deadline.”

This acquisition drives me insane. All people are complaining about is our CF who swings for the fences and strikes out too much. So the Cubs look into bringing in another OF who swings for the fences and actually strikes out more. This is a wonderful plan, don’t you think? Perhaps Jim Hendry is sitting in his office thinking he wants to make sure the Cubs hit the most HR’s as a team forever.

If I were Jim Hendry, I’d see what the asking price for Kearns is. He makes under a million for the season and is currently on his way to AAA Louisville. He has good upside at a low risk if the asking price is low. I can’t imagine it would be low, but it’s at least worth pursuing more than Preston Wilson who has got to have a higher price than Kearns.