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Old Dec 6th 2006, 5:25 pm
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At least one trade...

First off, a big hello to everyone here at fogpog. I usually post over on the cubs.com board, but there has been a lot of spamming and trolling going on over there, and it's quite aggravating.

Now, to the business at hand. Bruce Levine just gave an update on ESPN 1000 that made it sound like the Cubs are basically finalizing details on a 4 year deal for Ted Lilly. However, the Yankees are said to be interested, too, and they are Lilly's first choice. We will have to see how all this plays out.

That said, we need two pitchers, and it looks like we'll have to make at least one trade. The deal for Jason Jennings seems to be dead, but reports out of L.A. are that Brad Penny may be available. The Dodgers need a corner outfielder, and the Cubs have been looking to move Jacque Jones for a while now. It would probably take Jones and a couple of prospects, maybe Carlos Marmol and/or Will Ohman to get it done, but that could be a deal we make.

Gil Meche may yet sign, but it appears Toronto has upped their offer to him after losing out on Ted Lilly.

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Old Dec 6th 2006, 5:34 pm
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Firstly, welcome!
Secondly, who are you on Cubs.com?
Thirdly, the Penny/Jones deal is pretty popular over here atm, but Ohman isn't a prospect
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Old Dec 6th 2006, 5:39 pm
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Thanks for the welcome.

My handle on cubs.com is sodapopinski2

I know Ohman is not a prospect, I meant that in reference to Marmol but forgot to type "or bullpen help" before I typed Ohman's name.

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Old Dec 6th 2006, 5:45 pm
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Welcome to the board.

I hope we can make some type of trade, but then again I don't

I personally like Marmol, i think he has a ton of potential
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Old Dec 6th 2006, 5:47 pm
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Hey crossroads, welcome to the board!

I've seen you over at the cubs.com MB quite a bit. Maybe you can help spread the word to others about fogpog over there. The more people here the better!

As far as Penny, I'm not a big fan of his, but I understand the need to go after him if we don't land Lilly or Meche. I think Jones time is probably up with the Cubs, but I'm not sure who else would give us a good pitcher for him. Let's just hope something good happens with the meetings here.
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