There’s still an hour – plus spillage time – to go before the Trade Deadline, but we’re not hearing much on Nate Schierholtz all of a sudden, after previously being described as the most likely Cub to be traded.
Now, Nick Cafardo reports that it looks like Schierholtz is staying with the Cubs. We’ll see what happens, but, either way, there’s not really disappointment here. Schierholtz is plenty valuable to the Cubs going forward, and it could be that the overwhelming trade offer just wasn’t there. That’s ok.
That said, it would be a surprise – though not necessarily a disappointment – if neither Schierholtz nor David DeJesus is traded today.
UPDATE: Well that’s interesting. Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates made a play earlier today for Mark Trumbo from the Angels. Perhaps they backed away from any Schierholtz talks in favor of trying to get Trumbo. Since that didn’t work out, maybe they come back to the table at the last minute?
UPDATE 2: Multiple folks reporting the Rangers won’t be doing anything, and Bob Nightengale says the Pirates were unwilling to meet the Cubs’ price on Schierholtz and David DeJesus. No deal appears likely to happen.