The Tigers get a center fielder, the Blue Jays get a starter/reliever. There are some market impacts here, potentially for the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
Not a huge deal, but TRADES ARE FUN.
The Cubs have reportedly spoken with the Braves about guys like Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran.
The rumored deal didn’t make a ton of sense when you dug in.
The reunion makes a lot of sense from where I sit, though we’ll see if it actually happens any time soon.
Gardner was way down in the second half in 2015, and Castro was way down in the first half.
We haven’t talked much about pitchers in their late-30s being a fit for the Cubs in recent years, but, in 2016, one might be.
It’s a huge ask for a free agent reliever, but, when you really look at it, that’s probably the level he should be asking.
Closers remain at the fore of the trade market, as to rumors about the Marlins.
Phil Rogers reports that Jeff Samardzija is hanging out with Theo Epstein tonight in Chicago.
The explosion of available talent has been significant, and the Cubs figure to be in a position to strike.
Zobrist and Heyward discussed as bargains, Joe Maddon’s big win, Crawford gets paid, and the impact of an Ortiz retirement.