A Twitter Rumor Dump: Schierholtz, Navarro, Pirates, Rangers, More

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A Twitter Rumor Dump: Schierholtz, Navarro, Pirates, Rangers, More

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This isn’t my usual style, but given the time constraints and the relative thin-ness of the involved content (at least I’m honest – I just didn’t want you think I’d stopped covering), I’m just going to dump a whole lot of Twitterz on you.

There’s such an obvious fit there, assuming you can get past the idea that the Cubs are desperate to hold on to an impending free agent back-up catcher (albeit one that has provided good value this year). If the Cardinals want to make a good offer (by which I mean a non-nothing prospect), the Cubs can sort out the question of who backs up Welington Castillo later.

Despite that last tweet from Gammons, reading the others together, I’d say the Rangers have decided they really need another bat regardless of Cruz. The obvious options here from the Cubs are Nate Schierholtz and David DeJesus. Given how long the two sides spoke about Matt Garza, and given how public the Rangers’ need has been, I’d say these two teams have spoken about outfielders. That nothing has been done suggests that the Rangers don’t like the price, don’t like one or both of the players, or the Cubs are holding out for a different trading partner with a particular prospect or two that they’re eyeballin’.

Speaking of those outfielders, there’s a chance the Pirates might not grab one of them:

Maybe they just don’t like the price on Schierholtz:

Everyone says this is an exceptionally quiet deadline.

And a whopper from Ken Rosenthal, even if it has no direct bearing on the Cubs:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.