MLBTradeRumors has learned of a blockbuster deal that is expected to go down by the end of the day. Talks between Jim Hendry and Doug Melvin are in advanced stages of a rare interdivision trade.
The Cubs will send Matt Murton, Rich Hill, and Angel Guzman to the Brewers for slugger Carlos Lee. Lee will be a free agent after the 2006 season, and the Cubs intend to lock him up after finishing the Derrek Lee deal. According to my source, the Brewers view Lee’s impending free agency as a distraction and desperately want to shed his $8.5MM salary.
Lee is expected to bat fourth between the other Lee, Derek, and Aramis Ramirez.
What do you think? Did the Cubs overpay to get the other Lee?