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Derrek Lee hasn't heard anything about the Angels

Jun 5, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

derrek lee headshot cubs.jpgOn Thursday, Fred Mitchell and David Kaplan of the Chicago Tribune cited “excellent baseball sources” who told them that the Cubs may be involved in trade talks that would send Derrek Lee to the Angels. On Friday, Lee told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune that he hasn’t heard anything about it.

“Who are the ‘excellent sources?'” Lee asked. “I’ve heard nothing on it.
I’ve got nothing for you.”

Lee, 34, is in the final year of a five-year, $65 million contract, so it would make some sense for the Cubs to shop him if they are still out of the race in July. They’d probably have to kick in some of his remaining $13 million salary in order to do so, especially if he continues to hit poorly. Keep in mind that his contract includes a no-trade clause, so the Cubs would have to get Lee’s approval on any potential deal.

  1. Barry - Jun 5, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Instead of trading Derrick Lee, wouldn’t it make more sense to trade Aramis Ramirez who has totally struggled all season? They should also consider trading Soriano. He is definitely not worth the money he is beng paid. I was at Wrigley for a game a month ago and watched as Soriano walked right by a group of kids who were wanting to get a autograph. Starlin Castro was with Soriano laughing and joking. What a great role model Soriano is for kids, and the way he showed Castro how a pro athlete should treat the fans. Derrick Lee has never been a distraction and is one of the best players in the game. Why trade someone who is valuable, because of money.

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