It’s entirely possible that the Cubs are not involved.
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There really doesn’t seem to be a ton of downside risk when you really think about it.
A softened bullpen could be improved by Papelbon … unless he’s totally lost his command.
With Tommy La Stella’s status in flux, the Cubs may need another option.
Trades aren’t over in baseball! Technically!
The Cubs were trying to get that ever-sought-after controllable starter, but that was not a deal to be made.
What did the Cubs try to do at the deadline, and what couldn’t they pull off?
A depth arm, potentially, though it’s been a very down year for Smith.
A huge move for the Dodgers.
It’s been a perceived target for a while now, and it still makes sense that the Rays would move at least one arm.