Im going to Expos myself to the league.  Get it?  Ha!In a move sure to bring glee to Barrett-bashers, Cub catcher Michael Barrett has been traded to the San Diego Padres for 26-year-old catcher Rob Bowen and another player.

The idiots at the Score say the other player is Scott Linebrink, which would mean everyone in San Diego is retarded.

The idiots at ESPN 1000 say the other player is a high-level prospect, with the Cubs sending a lot of cash to San Diego. HJE will stay on top of the story.


UPDATE: ESPN.com is saying the Cubs will receive Bowen, a minor league outfielder, and cash considerations. I can’t imagine the Cubs are getting cash back if the minor league outfielder is worth a damn.


UPDATE TWO: Sign on San Diego says the outfielder the Cubs will receive is Kyler Burke, who is having a terrible year in low A ball. CBS Sportsline concurs.


UPDATE THREE: It makes one wonder if Bowen was brought in to be the backup catcher, and whether Geovany Soto will be the Cubs’ every day catcher, with Koyie Hill getting sent back down to start in Soto’s place.