Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have discussed a trade with the Rockies: Jacque Jones for Jason Jennings. The Rox would then spin off Jones in another deal.
While I am not a huge fan of Jennings (I project his ERA at 4.62 next year), this would be a fine move for the Cubs if complemented by a Julio Lugo signing. At the least Jennings would be likely to eat up 200 innings and go deep into games.
My guess is that Jim Hendry would need to include another player to make this work, given the scarcity of decent cheap pitching. It’s a good time to trade Jones, who has two years left on his deal for just $9MM total. He had his best season since 2002 last year.