The Chicago Tribune is expecting Jacque Jones to be traded before Spring Training. The Tribune believes the Pirates would be a good trade partner, expecting a return of Duffy or McLouth.
Credit: Buccowire found this before I did.
This rumor does not make much sense from the Cubs perspective. Their top prospect, Felix Pie, is a center fielder. This would almost seem as a blocking move for Pie.
The Cubs are a contender this season IF the rotation stays healthy. I can't imagine they would use Duffy nor McLouth as more than a 4th outfielder, though they are desperate for center field help. I can't see their need for a center fielder forcing them to trade Jones even if they were not happy with his play last season.
Figure that one out, they loved Burnitz in Cubbies-land, but hate Jones?
Maybe a PTBNL could be the return of Jose K to them?