According to ESPN Radio 1000's Bruce Levine, the Cubs have offered the Orioles Mark Prior and Rich Hill for Miggy Tejada and Erik Bedard. While many on this page love the idea of trading Prior, I'm not so sure. Tejada would give the Cubs the best everyday lineup in the NL. What the hell would they do with a starting staff of Zambrano, Maddux, Rusch, Williams and Bedard? Probably finish 3rd or 4th.
This deal would put Hendry in a very interesting position. He would have to pursue another starter.(we all know how good Hendry is when other GM's know he needs something. How many years did the Cubs need a leadoff hitter?) It's real easy to say go sign Kevin Millwood. Is Millwood realistic with the the addition of Tejada's contract? I don't see it.
Does Tejada make the Cubs a World Series contender? Are they that close? I don't know.
Levine claims that the trade offer is on Peter Angelos' table. We'll wait and see...