Monday, February 2, 2009

A's Interested In Wuertz?

According to Bruce Levine of ESPN 1000 (and a loyal reader), Cubs reliever Mike Wuertz is drawing interest from the Athletics. Wuertz struggled with his command last season, but is very capable of being a dominant middle reliever. He was 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA last season, but has a career 3.57 ERA in 265 career games. Wuertz, 30, gives the Cubs a lot of depth, so the Cubs probably won't trade him unless they are getting a solid prospect in return.

UPDATE: The Cubs traded Michael Wuertz to the Athletics for two minor league players, Richie Robnett and Justin Sellers. The Cubs also traded Rich Hill to the Orioles for a player to be named later. 

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like Wuertz, and I'm sad to see him go. I think he'll continue to be a solid MLB middle reliever, but he's got to learn how to get through his dead arm period a little quicker.

Lots of deals for the Cubs the last couple of weeks. My only concern with the roster at this point is the fact that (assuming Marshall gets the 5th starter spot), they only have one left handed reliever. Could they be considering adding MIKE STANTON to the 40 man?!? He's older than ME!