Though the Chicago Cubs have likely already made the big deal they’ll make before this year’s non-waiver trade deadline – acquiring pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny from the Pittsburgh Pirates – that doesn’t mean they’re going to stop trying to improve the club.
GM Jim Hendry said today there’s no reason not to work up to tomorrow’s 3 p.m. deadline [4 p.m. Eastern] to make trades.
As far as another trade, Hendry says there’s nothing hot right now.
“You always keep your options open until the clock strikes the end of it,” Jim said. “I don’t have anything else where I’m going to call you tonight and say, ‘Hey, we got to meet again,’ because I don’t think anything will happen tonight. I hope something pops up between now and 3 (tomorrow). I wouldn’t count on it. We certainly don’t shut the door and say it’s done. I don’t have anything going like this.” DailyHerald.com Blogs.
Outside of adding a lefty outfield bench bat, it’s hard to see a realistic move that remains for the Cubs.