A report from ESPN’s Amy Nelson indicates that the Dodgers are the "hottest team on Greg Maddux." According to Nelson:
"The deal would be two L.A. prospects for Maddux; one would be a position player, the other a pitcher. And both would be high-level, likely coming from their loaded Triple-A team in Las Vegas."
Well, let’s have a look at Las Vegas’s roster. I could see Delwyn Young as a part of this, and maybe Hong-Chih Kuo as the pitcher. Southpaw starter Greg Miller would be an impressive bounty. Anything above that – Andy LaRoche, Joel Guzman, or Matt Kemp – seems highly unlikely to me. Nelson mentions that the quality of the prospects involved increases the more the Cubs pay Maddux’s salary. About $3.2MM remains; the Cubs should really just eat all of it and get one top-notch prospect.
Probably meaningless tidbit: Guzman sat out tonight’s wild affair against Iowa.