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The Cubs Don’t Have the Prospects to get … John Grabow?

Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Chicago Cubs are focusing their trade deadline efforts on acquiring a lefty reliever, and most are not expected to come at a terribly steep price.


But apparently the Pittsburgh Pirates believe they’re holding onto a golden goose.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs have stepped up their pursuit of left-handed reliever John Grabow. However, the Cubs have one of the game’s weakest farm systems and it is believed they have few minor-leaguers who interest the Pirates.

That the Cubs have a thin farm system relative to the rest of baseball is a well-known fact. But, dude. Come on. We ain’t exactly talking about Roy Halladay here. If the Cubs were absolutely intent on acquiring Grabow – a middling lefty reliever with a so-so ERA, a poor WHIP, and who struggles to get out lefties – it would be quite easy for them to do so.


I imagine what this writer probably meant to say is that the Cubs aren’t willing to give up the kind of minor leaguers that the Pirates want.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.