Papelbon won’t go unless he’s sure he’ll be the closer, though. (UPDATES: Sounds like it’s going to happen eventually.)
Chicago Cubs Rumors
Zobrist was a perfect fit for the Cubs, but also so many other teams. And he was going to cost a lot.
The Cubs are rumored to be still involved, but not as a primary suitor.
The Cubs may go after short-term rentals, but not the priciest ones at the top of the market.
The 28-year-old righty is a stud, and wouldn’t be cheap. But boy would he be a nice fit going forward.
The Cubs reportedly are interested in the Padres’ pitchers.
Trade Deadline week is here, and there’s so much to get into. Are the Cubs going to wait until the last moment to make a move?
Given the additional Wild Cards, teams could use a little more time to decide where they stand.
The 34-year-old utility man is hitting well again this year, and will be traded this week. To whom? Well, pretty much every competitive team has a reason to want him.
If the Cubs were looking to add for 2015 and beyond, this is one route to go.
There were trades around the league and Cubs rumors, but the losses to the Phillies overshadowed things.
The Dodgers have always felt like the most obvious landing spot.
The Cubs, Blue Jays, and Nationals are noted as the biggest pursuers right now. It might make the most sense for the Cubs to keep waiting, though.
Hamels was very, very good yesterday – but the fact that he threw a no-hitter isn’t going to change his market.
A guess is only a guess, but we know there’s been quite a bit of reported interest.
The Cubs reportedly signed Ryan Buchter to a minor league deal for left-handed organizational pitching depth.
Another arm to add to the Cubs rumor mix.
A team without obvious tradable pieces or an obvious inclination to sell. But, you know, they’ve been so bad …