7/24 Central issues

The Cubs will play National League Central foes for 10 of the next 13 games, starting Friday with the Reds. Just before Friday’s game, they got news that the division leading Cardinals added Matt Holliday from the Athletics.

“He’s a good player,” Cubs GM Jim Hendry told reporters Friday. “Obviously, a good move for them for their stretch run. He’s a real good player, a real good kid, too.”

The Cardinals also acquired Mark DeRosa, and seem to be in a win-now mode. Will the Cubs counter?

“We’re going to try to do what we have to do,” Hendry said. “Obviously, we’ve been in that spot before where we’ve made big moves at the deadline or right before. Sometimes they work. sometimes they don’t.”

The Cubs do expect to get Geovany Soto back the first week of August, however, the rotation may have taken a hit with the news that Ted Lilly has soreness in his left shoulder.

— Carrie Muskat


The cubs are in trouble, because st louis has a very good lineup now with holliday. The cubs need to find money and bring adam dunn that is the left handed power hitter piniella wants and bring a left relief pitcher. And if lilly continues with shoulder problems i dont know how but go and get halladay. Harden for good luck has started to pitch very good.

Adam Dunn? I know he would be better at run production than Bradley but just as awful or worse than either Bradley OR Soriano on the field. Besides, Hendry pretty much sealed his own fate by signing Bradley and Soriao to stupid contracts and I don’t think any GM is going to do Hendry any favors by taking those STUPID contracts off his hands.
As far as Halladay, who wouldn’t want him? It’s just that do we trust Hendry to pull off a deal?

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