I Just Been Thinkin'...
So ever since the three games of agony lost to the Dodgers I been thinking about what the Cubs could do to improve upon this already spectacular season (I use spectacular lightly after those three games) My brains been a turnin' and from what I understand the Cubs need a big, let me rephraise that, BIG left handed bat, preferably in the form of a right fielder in order to move Fukudome to center. Well, why not Adam Dunn? STOP!!! Dont crucify me just yet. I know the man playes Defense like a Brazilian Street Ho but i think it would work. Not Dunn in right field but at 1B. STOP AGAIN!!! We already have a first baseman in the form of good ol' DP-Lee. And From what the Grape Vine has told me (we're pretty good friends, me and the grape vine) he's being shopped this year.
Now I know we've looked at a lot of west coast teams like the Angels and Giants but we haven't looked at one team that I find desperate for a first baseman: The Yankees. Now i hate the Yankees as much as the next bitter old Cubs Fan but I think it could work. But what could we get from the Yankees? Answer: nothing. But we could get something from the Twins. The Twins are reportadly shopping Delmon Young, who I believe is a pretty could athlete and fielder and could easily handle the trechorous Wrigley right field.
If this were to take place (and remember, this rumor only exists in my own twisted mind) i would see a three way trade. The core of this would be DP-Lee to the Yankees, Robinson Cano to the Twins, Delmon Young to the Cubs. Now obviously there would have to be more involved. Maybe a Pie to the Yankees, a low level prospect to the Twins and $300 and a warm bucket of spit to the Cubs. That leaves 1B open and the Cubs could make a move for Dunn (or in my twisted mind, Tex). Just the thought of Dunn playing 81 games in the Frendly Confines makes me a little light headed.
I really believe this could work for all teams. The Cubs need an adiquet fielding RF and a big lefty bat (Dunn or Tex. *drool drool drool*) the Yankees need a 1B and all the cash possible to throw at CC and other starting pitchers and the Twins have a logjam in the OF and need some serious infield help. Obviously there would need to be more pieces to the puzzle but i think it would work.
R SS The Riot
L CF Fukudome
R 3B Ramirez
L 1B Dunn
R LF Soriano
R RF Young
R C Soto
R 2B DeRosa
Note: Fukudome still draws walks like a beast, why not put him in the 2 hole in front of all that power.