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Trades the Cubs won't make

by: Mauricio Rubio Jr.

No, Roy Halladay will not be riding a white unicorn to Wrigley any time soon. He might be on the market, but the Cubs aren't going to get him. They won't get Brian Roberts either, probably won't land a big name bat, arm, or a big name anything really. The Cubs will stick with the roster they have most likely, with the ownership issue still up in the air and Jim Hendry without a budget to work with.

The real question the Cubs have to answer is this: Are they good enough to win it all, as currently constructed?

They've already stated that they want to be pretty quiet at the deadline, and perhaps that is a smoke-screen, but it's more likely the truth. The Cubs can't really afford to take on any more payroll, and realistically, short of a 2B, who would you really get?

I know that the bullpen needs some help, but no one is being dangled out there really, and with most teams that have solid arms still in contention, the odds that the Cubs, who have a pretty empty prospect cupboard, will get any of those names are slim.

Dempster's injury has added fuel to the fire that the Cubs will make a move,
but they Cubs will most likely have to win with what they have. For most Cub fans, that might be a scary proposition, considering what went on during the first half of the season, and I'm included in this group.

Maybe they aren't good enough. All I know is that I'll still be watching, and waiting for some lightning in a bottle.


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