The Cubs will not have to part with their best big-league-ready young talent just to improve in the bullpen, for example.
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Would the Cubs add someone who could impact on the field, but also impact negatively in the clubhouse?
When guys struggle in high-leverage spots, it really sticks out in your mind.
The Cubs have highlighted their needs, but Theo Epstein says they are not in a rush to address them.
Cubs want *both* Chapman and Miller? That seems like a stretch. Also: Jose Reyes DFA’d, Ryan Braun and the Giants, Tyson Ross throwing, more.
In light of recent rumors, it’s worth remembering the big moment.
The rules are the rules, and in 24 hours, these rules might prevent the Cubs from adding some serious talent.
That level of ask is certainly understandable, though probably not achievable.
The Cubs appear to have legitimate interest in the Yankees’ big trio, though things might not be close, despite rumors to the contrary.
This will definitely be something to follow. Gurriel is a stud.
Hamstrings are a tricky beast. Also, Almora possibly coming up? That would be an intriguing surprise.
There’s a particular youngster the Cubs won’t move. But which other guys might the Yankees like?
Well that’s fun to discuss, even if the odds seem mighty long.