FishStripes has been getting a lot of hits lately through the search engines with most of them ending up at this post by Mike.
It is a nice post and all but I couldn't figure out why it has, all-of-a-sudden, been getting so much attention.
After a quick trip to Fish Chunks, the answer to the mystery was solved. Photi bravely goes into areas I would just as soon avoid, namely, the Cubs newsgroups.
Posted on one of the newsgroups was a rumor by ESPN radio about the possibility of Pierre being traded to the Cubs. Here are the two threads: Thread One Thread Two. You will need to click on both in order to read everything that is being said by the Cub fans.
This is the initial entry:
Who knows how valid this report is, but I like the idea that there is at least progress being made between the Cubs and the Marlins. If it is a pair of minor leaguers it's probably Pie and maybe a pitcher.
I hope this isn't true. It's already tough enough to stomach that Derrek Lee and Greg Maddux are members of the Cubs - Pierre doesn't need to be added to the list. The only Marlins I would like to see going to the Cubs are the bullpen with the exception of Todd Jones. That's a trade I could get behind.