Rumors are swirling about the Yankees and Tigers in heavy on the Cuban outfielder.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
Do the Cubs really *have* to trade from their positional surplus to pick up pitching?
How much do we read into that, and how does Lester look as a potential target?
No surprise there. But this turned out to be a pretty interesting conceptual discussion.
Each is a Low-A reliever, and not considered a top prospect. A great lottery ticket pick-up for the Cubs.
Today is the deadline for the two sides to work out a trade, which still seems like the likeliest outcome.
And that’s going to be too much for the Cubs to give up right now.
Theo Epstein recently spoke on the Cubs’ pursuit of pitching, and how the time is coming.
Is Castillo one too many outfielders for the Cubs? Ah, come on now. Don’t worry about that.
That does not mean Hamels will become a Chicago Cub. In fact, that’s pretty unlikely. But this is very interesting just the same.
The two sides will now have a couple days to work out a trade for the 23-year-old righty, and odds are strong it happens.
The private workout will give the Cubs an up-close scouting look at a potential impact player.
If not, the Cubs would be first in line to grab the pitcher if he’s ultimately waived by the Marlins. But why are the Rockies out?
He’s coming off his best start in a long time, but does it matter? What about the rest of his season? And what about trade rumors?