Tip o' the blogging hat to Banks of the Anacostia, who yesterday noted the Corey Patterson rumors-a-plenty, some of which circle around the Nats. (The Orioles and two other teams are also reportedly interested in Two-Fifty-Four's services.)
- The Cubs plan on trading Patterson in the next few days.
- The Nationals are reportedly one of the suitors for Patterson's services (or at least one of the Cubs' targets for a trade).
- Frank Robinson reportedly is an admirer of Patterson's.
- The Cubs would like to deal for Alfonso Soriano.
- To date, no Washington media outlet has reported on a possible deal involving Patterson.
- The Cubs would appear to be willing to toss in pitcher Jerome Williams, considered expendable in Chicago, to round out a Soriano-for-Patterson deal.
- For their part, the Nats would not accept an offer for Soriano unless it involved a top starter.
If you want my opinion, I think Patterson's headed to Baltimore.