Just going to roll the discussion over here for you guys. Not much to report other than a Paul Sullivan article
in the Trib today. The highlights:
- The O's now want Carlos Zambrano
instead of Mark Prior
- The A's and Cubs haven't talked since early December and the A's apparently want a major-league pitcher and at least one top prospect for Barry Zito
- The Marquis Grissom
deal will probably be announced next week, but it will be a non-guaranteed contract, as it should be.
And in case you were wondering, the Cubs never offered Prior
to the O's. The same story is repeated in the Paul Sullivan article. It was the O's asking for Prior in a one-for-one swap for Tejada and Hendry insisted on a "quality" pitcher coming back to the Cubs in the deal. Whether that's the spin doctors coming out and doing damage control or the god-honest truth, I suppose we'll never know.