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Chicago Cubs Rumors
That’s what Ken Rosenthal has heard. Sure, it’s too early to get in too deep on this, but it’s interesting just the same.
It’s not quite as simple as saying, “Get a big bat and put him somewhere.” The Cubs could stand to add a quality outfield bat, though.
Teams scout other teams all the time, but the Cubs have been connected to Kazmir before.
There’s likely much more on the way. The Cubs reportedly committed $8.65 million today, alone.
Does that mean the Cubs still have a chance for the top positional prospect in the class?
It tentatively looks like the Cubs will be bringing in a ton of prospects, but may not be as involved in the elite tier. (UPDATES: Signings rolling in.)
There’s a time to hang onto your prospects and a time to deal them. At some point, the Cubs will turn that corner. Thoughts on picking up specific pitchers, and more.
Some pundits have the Cubs tied to lower-ranked prospects – does that mean anything? This front office has earned the benefit of the doubt, yes?
Are rentals off the table? Are longer-term pieces the focus? For my part, I see only one type of arm that should no longer be a target.
The Cubs reportedly aren’t interested in Jon Niese anymore. Any other pitcher trades make sense? A familiar face, perhaps? Plus so much more from the rumor mill.
Rumor bits to discuss, together with roster moves and frustrating baseball.
Is Niese the guy he was a few years ago? Or is here purely a back-end depth guy? And if the latter, how much is he really worth?
It’s almost July, but the true sellers still haven’t emerged from the pack.
The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations discussed a range of topics in a few radio interviews this morning.
Kazmir has made sense as a rental for the Cubs for a while. This just adds a little to that discussion.
Are the Cubs going to pick up a pitcher sooner rather than later? Are the recent Hamels/Rangers rumors going anywhere? Are the Reds selling?
How active will the Cubs be on the trade market? How much salary can they take on? And how do those things relate to the new IFA period, coming in 10 days?
We’ll see if this heats up, but, for now, it emphasizes how fluid the trade market is.