In keeping with one of my new years resolutions, I like to spin a little rumor that was once getting some attention during the past winter meetings.
The rumor mill had it that the Cubs were talking with the Nationals about acquiring the LH hitting Ryan Church.
For those of you not familiar with Church, I'll briefly discuss what he would bring to the table for the Cubs.
Ryan Church, who turned 29 this past Oct. 2006 line is as follows:
196AB 10HR 60K 6SB 276BA 366OBP 892OPS
511IP in CF 315RF 841ZR
Church is in his third partial year in the Bigs. Looks like a late bloomer that would be a cheaper alternative to Jones. The key in the trade would seem to be if the Nationals believe Jones would help fill the power vacuum created by Soriano's departure.
I'd like to hear your pros and cons concerning the possible benefit of this trade to the Cubs and the likelihood of it happening.
More bullshit trade rumors tomorrow. I have some serious hair of the dog to catch up with after that fiasco they called a football game last night.