Fox Sports say the Cubs are dangling Prior as part of a Tejada trade, but I don't like it.
I don’t want to trade Prior or Zambrano, but the “conventional wisdom” is that they wont keep both after they can make big $$$. It just makes the Wood contract look bad (Big $$ and a no-trade), and the Cubs looking to make a splash for the fans (getting offensive player, albeit apparently a top 5 player) rather than getting the team best positioned to win the World Series (pitching pitching pitching).
Jacque Jones is a shorter, slightly faster Jeromy Burnitz, but there was little else available free agent-wise.
Hendry was on WGN Monday night intimating that another deal would be made, so who knows.
As a buddy of mine said, the Cubs do better when we have no expectations, or expect them to be bad.