With the Trade Deadline only 26 hours away, and with the Cubs clearly in the market for another reliever, I just wanted to offer a reminder of how full up that market is. So many sellers. So many available arms.
Among the many arms available (there are undoubtedly many more):
Among RPs known or believed to be in play (partial list):
CIN: Iglesias, Hernandez, Hughes
CWS: Avilan, Cedeno
LAA: Parker, Alvarez
MIA: Barraclough, Conley, Ziegler
SD: Stammen, Yates
TEX: Kela, Diekman, Leclerc
TOR: Clippard, Osuna
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2018
contenders still seeking relief: red sox, braves, cubs, mariners, phillies, pirates, dbacks, dodgers. many mentioned on market: yates, kela, iglesias, diekman, steckenrider, barraclough, conley, clippard, avilan, loup, givens, romo, alvarez, duke, ziegler, avilan, axford, rodney.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2018
The point here is less about any specific rumor tied to the Cubs, and more a reminder that if there were ever a market to wait out a great deal, this is it.