Back-end rental? He makes some sense. Just don’t get too excited.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
Price will almost certainly now reach free agency, which is awfully interesting.
The Rangers get a cost-effective version of Hamels, but give up a ton of young talent to get there.
Tons still to get through on a very busy night. After this rumor round-up, I’m off to bed to prepare for the #BNBlogathon.
That’s the rumor, though no one seems to know for whom.
That would give the Dodgers at least one starter they’ve been seeking, and would remove one possible Cubs rental from the market.
Are the Cubs going to be involved on either big name? Any lesser parts?
The Padres are believed to want a young shortstop, and the Cubs are believed to like controllable Padres pitching.
Neil Ramirez might not be OK right now. The bullpen, as a whole, has some issues.
A smattering of rumors from around the league …
Papelbon won’t go unless he’s sure he’ll be the closer, though. (UPDATES: Sounds like it’s going to happen eventually.)
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.