I caught wind of a December 14th James Renwick article by way of loyal reader Brian today. According to Renwick, "Shawn Green is going to be dealt, probably to the Chicago Cubs, in the next couple of days." Keep in mind that Green has a no-trade clause that stipulates he can veto a trade to any team besides the Angels, Dodgers, and Padres. It’s been said that Green’s wife prefers to live in Arizona or California, although it should be noted that Green is from Des Plaines, IL.
The D’Backs would love to trade Green, but it won’t be easy. I’m still pretty confident that the Cubs’ new RF will be one of the eligible players from this list. As mentioned then, it appears that the frontrunners for the job are Aubrey Huff, Kevin Mench, and Craig Monroe. Preston Wilson, Juan Encarnacion, and Jacque Jones are also legitimate possibilities.