Are the Cubs going to be involved on either big name? Any lesser parts?
Chicago Cubs Rumors
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.
Trade Deadline week is here, and there’s so much to get into. Are the Cubs going to wait until the last moment to make a move?
Given the additional Wild Cards, teams could use a little more time to decide where they stand.
The 34-year-old utility man is hitting well again this year, and will be traded this week. To whom? Well, pretty much every competitive team has a reason to want him.
If the Cubs were looking to add for 2015 and beyond, this is one route to go.
There were trades around the league and Cubs rumors, but the losses to the Phillies overshadowed things.
The Dodgers have always felt like the most obvious landing spot.
The Cubs, Blue Jays, and Nationals are noted as the biggest pursuers right now. It might make the most sense for the Cubs to keep waiting, though.
Hamels was very, very good yesterday – but the fact that he threw a no-hitter isn’t going to change his market.