A source close to the Cubs said Friday that general manager Jim Hendry "absolutely" is interested in offering a prospect-heavy package of players if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski decides to trade the 28-year-old Illinois-Chicago product.
According to the source, Hendry and Dombrowski spoke about Granderson and other Tigers players during the GM meetings earlier in the week at the O'Hare Hilton.
Rogers goes on to mention that the Cubs highly rated prospect SS Starlin Castro could be one of the main pieces in a deal for Granderson:
A Cubs offer could be built around 19-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro, who is emerging as one of the top prospects in the minors. Third baseman Josh Vitters, 19-year-old Korean shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and minor league pitching from a group including Andrew Cashner, Jay Jackson and Chris Carpenter also could be part of deal.
Rogers also mentions that the Cubs could offer 3B/OF Jake Fox or Mike Fontenot in the deal for Granderson as well. Fox would make a perfect DH for the Tigers, or any other AL team for that matter.
Should the Cubs deal for Granderson, I wouldn't be surprised to see them try to deal 3B prospect Josh Vitters before offering Castro, as it appears that Castro could be closer to the big leagues than Vitters is. Then again, I am sure Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski prefers a major league ready prospect in return for Granderson.