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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Derrek Lee-ving?

While the link off the Chicago Tribune's home page plays up the rumors that Jake Peavy would waive his no-trade clause to pitch on the North Side, the real surprise comes from the idea that it would take Derrek Lee to swing the deal with San Diego.

From Phil Rogers:

The Cubs are on the list of teams for which Jake Peavy will waive his no-trade clause. This doesn't look like a fit, but don't be surprised if Jim Hendry tries to put together a package that would include a swap of first basemen, Derrek Lee and Adrian Gonzalez, who is supposedly untouchable.

Interesting move, it shakes up the lineup following another October implosion and provides a pound of flesh for fans still angry that Lee has under-performed in the playoffs as a member of the Cubs.

I honestly can't imagine a scenario where it makes sense to kill a cash cow like Lee - not to mention that his postseason drought has only occurred while wearing Cubbie pinstripes - regardless of how badly the team wants Peavy.

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