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The Cubs will listen to offers for Bryan LaHair

Jul 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs “will listen” for trade offers on Bryan LaHair.

Overall LaHair is having a pretty fantastic season, hitting .293/.371/.536 with 14 home runs. But (a) he’s slumping like crazy lately and (b) he is being pushed off his natural first base position by Anthony Rizzo.
And for as depressing as this may be for Cubs fans, at age 29 is not likely to be a key part of the next winning Cubs team, so it would not be a bad thing for the Cubs to try to get a younger player at a position where they’re thin.
  1. redguy12588 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Anyone want a 29 year old rookie that hasn’t hit in 2 months?

    Anyone?

    • geoknows - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      …Whose numbers are fueled by an excessively insane .389 BABIP?

    • unconventionalidiot - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      2 months minus 5 games – he’s .444/.474/.611 in his last 5 games.

  2. Alex K - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    In other news: Water is wet.

    • seeinred87 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      Is it though?

      • comeonnowguys - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:14 AM

        It’s not exactly dry, I’ve heard.

  3. 78mu - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    The Cubs should have shopped him in April before the balloon started deflating. With Rizzo the Cubs don’t have any leverage trading a backup 1B and pinch-hitter for decent prospects.

    As George Constanza would say, the Cubs don’t have a good hand. They need hand.

  4. materialman80 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    I’m sure Bryan will be all choked up about leaving the Cubs……….
    NOT

  5. ja4ed - Jul 5, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    References made to LaHair during trade rumors, discussions, etc. need to include his proper rank and title:

    All-Star Bryan LaHair
    All-Star 1B Bryan LaHair
    All-Star starter Bryan LaHair
    All-Star starting 1B Bryan LaHair

    Those would all be acceptable.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 5, 2012 at 4:42 PM

      Sorry Mr. Heyman, we didn’t realize LaHair was a Boras Corp client.

  6. 11thstreetmafia - Jul 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    The cubs are going to get something out of him. Other teams will offer for this guy regardless of the his current slump. The Cubs will get a bunch of guys we have never heard of and maybe some will be ok and some will not. Duh.

  7. wlschneider09 - Jul 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Is he so much worse than Carlos Lee at this point? Can’t say as I’ve ever seen him play, how’s his glove?

    He’ll draw some interest I think, not because GMs overvalue his current line as much as he is cheap.

  8. billymc75 - Jul 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Nelson Cruz for LaHair strait up!

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