Cubs Rumor Round-up: DeRosa, Harden and Johnson
- Buried in this Stltoday.com article is this nugget:
DeRosa, coming off wrist surgery, figures to field an offer from the Chicago Cubs, at the least.
Seems like idle speculation than anything legit, but at least the Wrigley-ites would be cheering for the right team if it did happen. (Hat tip to Bleacher Nation for the find)
- Paul Sullivan says the Cubs are ready to let Rich Harden and Reed Johnson test free agency.
But Harden's injury-plagued history makes a multiyear deal unlikely, and Johnson may have to take a salary cut to stay.
Well if this is indeed the case, offering Rich Harden becomes even a bigger no-brainer. Johnson has never been more than a good short-side platoon player that shouldn't be too difficult to replace. Jayson Stark supposedly suggested Marlon Byrd as an option.
- Sammy Sosa takes this vampire craze a step too far.
The official line was that he going through a rejuvenation process for his skin.