That would give the Dodgers at least one starter they’ve been seeking, and would remove one possible Cubs rental from the market.
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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.
This came out of nowhere. Head — > spinning.
The Mets are chasing the Cubs and the Giants in the Wild Card, and they’ve made their second trade in a week to shore up their roster.
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.
Another big trade looks like it’s going down.
Hamels was very, very good yesterday – but the fact that he threw a no-hitter isn’t going to change his market.
Not the sexiest names, but they should help the Mets’ offense quite a bit.
Cishek has been a lot better lately, but comes with a relatively healthy salary and an unclear future. The Cardinals didn’t give up much, though.
A team without obvious tradable pieces or an obvious inclination to sell. But, you know, they’ve been so bad …
Will the Cubs and Red Sox battle it out for Hamels? Do the Dodgers still make the most sense?
So much to get to after an already-crazy day. Cubs still in on Hamels, questions about Price, teams might scout Baez, and much more.