Monday, August 1, 2011

Post Trade Deadline Quick Hits

Major League Baseball's trading deadline has passed. The Cubs were not as active as most of us hoped they would be. Click here for my assessment as well as the take of all the other writers on View From the Bleachers. Feel free to jump in with your take in the comments on this post and be sure to vote on our poll about the Kosuke trade on the right sidebar.

During the month of August teams can still trade players that first clear waivers. A year ago, the Cubs were active during the waiver season dealing both Mike Fontenot and Derrek Lee. Will Jim Hendry make a move during the month of August again in 2011? That and more trade deadline follow up in today's quick hits.

  • Carrie Muskat reports that Hendry is not bother by the lack of moves at the deadline. He also said that August could be a busy month for him.

  • Bruce Miles also chimed in on the possibility of moves in August.

  • Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors took a look at why the Cubs didn't trade Carlos Pena.

  • Aramis Ramirez will sit out tonight's game against the Pirates with a quad issue. He's day-to-day.

  • Derrek Lee will be making his Buccos debut against the Cubs, the same team that he made his Braves debut against.

  • Andrew Cashner threw off a mound again today and felt good. The target is an early September return, but he hopes to be back in three weeks.

  • Paul Sullivan tweeted yesterday that Pena was happy he wasn't traded. Sully also said that Tyler Colvin will not get another shot at first base for the Cubs.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted on Everything Cubs as always.

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