Yes, rumors are running wild, but I ran across a Zito rumor with names and wanted to hear what others thought about it. Not necessarily its truth or un-truth, but what AN thought about the names involved.
3 way deal - A's, Cubs and Rangers
Zito, Mench to Cubs
Woods to Rangers
As for the A's, I have found a couple of different scenarios. One has Todd Walker and prospects coming to the A's, another has Soriano and prospects (not sure where Walker ends up for this one, but I would guess Rangers)
It is assumed that Beane would be looking for Felix Pie to be one of the prospects.
Although the power upgrade at 2nd would be a plus (and would give us the right hand power hitter we are looking for), I still like Ellis there. Especially since replacing Ellis would come at the expense of losing Barry.