Chicago Sun-Times wrote:Forget Jake Peavy; the Cubs might make better use San Diego third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, a player the Padres have indicated a willingness to move.
Nothing appears imminent, and if the Cubs can't make a move like that in next couple of weeks, the value of adding a replacement for Ramirez starts dropping with each stage of rehab Ramirez completes. But the Cubs acknowledge a potential fit, although they say they think Fontenot, in particular, can adequately fill the interim need at third.
Peter Gammons wrote:Washington with their 2-16 bullpen are trying to move Nick Johnson and Austin Kearns and some of their semi-attractive veteran players to get relief pitchers. I know they offered Nick Johnson to Boston for Manny Delcarmen.