The Daily Southtown reports that the Cubs will still entertain trade possibilities before pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 15. There are rumors the Cubs are interested in Oakland pitcher Barry Zito. With the tenuous health of our starting 5, this is not a bad idea. With Prior and Zambrano doing the heavy lifting, Barry would feel comfortable in the 3 hole.

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Regular writer for View From The Bleachers in 2005-06; Turns 50 this summer; Met Ernie, Billy and others back in 70-72; AKA VFTB Chaplain; Pastor in Pennsylvania when not obsessing over the Cubs; Wishes no harm to any opposing player; Married 26 years to a wonderful woman. Favorite player is Ryan Theriot