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08:13 AM ET 12.05 | While the Cubs may not be big players in free agency, Theo Epstein may be no less busy this week. Most of the focus thus far has been on ace Matt Garza, the Cubs' most valuable commodity, and Carlos Zambrano and Alfonso Soriano -- a pair that will be difficult to move because of their hefty salaries, and in Zambrano's case, his renowned mood swings. But several other Cubs also could find themselves on the trade block, including closer Carlos Marmol, starter Randy Wells, catcher Geovany Soto and center fielder Marlon Byrd. ... After signing outfielder David DeJesus last week, the Cubs are in need of a starting third baseman, a first baseman, starting pitching and bench help.

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Matt Garza, Icon Sports Matt Garza, Icon Sports
December 5, 2011  08:23 AM ET

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December 5, 2011  08:36 AM ET

The commish should consider not letting the Cubs make any trades until the issue with the Red Sox is settled. The Sox are owed something, did the "right" thing in letting Epstein go, yet nothing has happened.

December 5, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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The commish should consider not letting the Cubs make any trades until the issue with the Red Sox is settled. The Sox are owed something, did the "right" thing in letting Epstein go, yet nothing has happened.

Kinda like a drug deal gone bad......

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December 5, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The commish should consider not letting the Cubs make any trades until the issue with the Red Sox is settled. The Sox are owed something, did the "right" thing in letting Epstein go, yet nothing has happened.

I agree, I think Theo will raid the team out of pure spite.

December 5, 2011  09:12 AM ET
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The commish should consider not letting the Cubs make any trades until the issue with the Red Sox is settled. The Sox are owed something, did the "right" thing in letting Epstein go, yet nothing has happened.

Maybe Larry needs to send Whitey Bulger over to pay Theo a visit to collect that debt.

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December 5, 2011  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The commish should consider not letting the Cubs make any trades until the issue with the Red Sox is settled. The Sox are owed something, did the "right" thing in letting Epstein go, yet nothing has happened.

Has nothing to do with anything. Trading and other actions have nothing to do with what is between the Cubs and Sox.

Too many Red Sox fans on this page with a bitter taste in their mouths.

December 5, 2011  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The commish should consider not letting the Cubs make any trades until the issue with the Red Sox is settled. The Sox are owed something, did the "right" thing in letting Epstein go, yet nothing has happened.

Oh that, that debt has already expired. The grace period for Boston to collect has already passed. Suckers. How much is a GM really supposed to bring in anyway? Judging from this transaction, apparently not much

December 5, 2011  09:51 AM ET

Cubs should offer a choice of Zambrano or Soriano, Theo was out the door anyway...

December 5, 2011  09:54 AM ET
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Has nothing to do with anything. Trading and other actions have nothing to do with what is between the Cubs and Sox.Too many Red Sox fans on this page with a bitter taste in their mouths.

After Theo spends a half a billion dollars on underachieving overrated free agents, it will Cub fans with the bad taste in their mouths. Boston did the right thing and let Theo go, so the Cubs could begin rebuilding right away. They were also promised "significant compensation" at that time. And since then all the Cubs have offered is crap. Time for MLB to get involved and get this over with.

December 5, 2011  10:04 AM ET

i know red sox fans had delusions of the cubs sending garza over to boston as compensation for theo, but it aint gonna happen.

December 5, 2011  10:05 AM ET
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After Theo spends a half a billion dollars on underachieving overrated free agents, it will Cub fans with the bad taste in their mouths. Boston did the right thing and let Theo go, so the Cubs could begin rebuilding right away. They were also promised "significant compensation" at that time. And since then all the Cubs have offered is crap. Time for MLB to get involved and get this over with.

Significant Compensation? You really bought into that line, didn't you? I have some used sneakers I could give you. They have not recieved crap because the deal is not worth crap. So you can just stand there with your hands sticking out for another six months waiting for your petty compensation. Fools.

December 5, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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i know red sox fans had delusions of the cubs sending garza over to boston as compensation for theo, but it aint gonna happen.

I agree, Garza alone is too much compensation, but if Boston sends another player or 2 to the Cubs it could be a good match up.

December 5, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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i know red sox fans had delusions of the cubs sending garza over to boston as compensation for theo, but it aint gonna happen.

The NE Patriots had to send a first round draft pick to the NY Jets to get Bill Belichick as compensation. I would think that if they can't agree on significant compensation then draft picks should be considered. You Cubs fans can get as excited as you want for having Theo, but he's not going to be swinging a bat or pitching every fifth day.

December 5, 2011  10:12 AM ET

"With prices so low we're practically giving them all away!"

December 5, 2011  10:19 AM ET

Send Youkilis over there and Reddick and get Garza. That includes compensation.

December 5, 2011  10:55 AM ET
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Send Youkilis over there and Reddick and get Garza. That includes compensation.

Yeah, a MVP candidate, a solid prospect and "compensation" for Garza.

If you are going to dream, dream big. Why not ask for Lester and Buchholz along with Ellsbury while you're at it.

December 5, 2011  11:02 AM ET

LMAO significant compensation according to whom? The Boston Globe? RS homers? They asked for Garza that's how delusional they are. So I'm sure they want the top few prospects the Cubs have in the minors since MLB shot that notion down.

Guess what that isn't happening either. WTF do you think a GM is worth anyways? Take some $$$ or a low to mid level prospect that's all your going to end up getting. Personally I'd think they'd just take the cash.

 
December 5, 2011  11:35 AM ET

The Cubs are 6 years away from contending.

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