We've all heard the rumor that Chicago has had their sights set on acquiring Crawford, but Chicago's ESPN 1000 is reporting that the Cubs are getting ready to send a package of players to acquire our basestealing outfielder.
While it's not a done deal just yet, any trade with the Cubs that doesn't feature Rich Hill, Carlos Marmol or Ronny Cedeno as starting parts the deal isn't a good one. In that trade itself, we'd acquire a quality, young major league starter, some bullpen help and a defensive-minded SS. Also, it'd also free up some money to go towards acquiring Free Agents.
More news to come, when and if this trade is made official.
[editor's note, by R.J. Anderson] Also, for those who were wondering, Tampa Bay MIGHT be on the road unis in 2009. Oh and that from our great friend Bobby Fenton who just conducted a pretty good interview with the Rays' Mark Fernandez who sounded pretty optimistic about the possibility; hard working journalism at its best.