Cubs trade Jones and yet more rumors

The speculation can come to a stop now.  Jacque Jones is no longer a Cub. 

Jones was traded to Detroit for Omar Infante and some cash.  Infante is arb-eligible (he got 1.3 mil last year). 

I dunno.  It was fashionable to be down on Jones last year and earlier this year but I’ve secretly liked the guy.  No one can deny he really came through in the second half of this season. 

 “It gives us another guy who’s tremendously versatile,” Cubs general manager Jim Hendry told reporters on Monday evening.

In other words, a utility man. 

The trade of Jones will make room for Felix Pie and that’s why the trade was made, I’m sure. 

Don’t know what to make of this rumor but The Herald News says that Hendry is trying to package Rich Hill and Carlos Marmol together for the Rays’ outfielder Carl Crawford.  Again, I don’t know what to think.  Hill and Marmol are two of my favorite Cub pitchers and for once, it’s nice not to have to worry about Northside pitching. 



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