Rumors Heating Up in Mid-June?

The trading deadline is still 43 days away and everyday seems to bring another rumor. Most believe the Cubs are interested in adding a starting pitcher. Names such as A.J. Burnett, C.C. Sabathia, Randy Wolf, Greg Maddux and Gil Meche have been mentioned as possibilities. And with all of the changes taking place in Seattle, the Erik Bedard to the Cubs rumors resurfaced on Monday.

Paul Sullivan reported in the Tribune on Tuesday night that the Cubs could have recalled Matt Murton just to showcase him for a possible trade. Sullivan stated Murton “is not in the Cubs’ long-range plans” and it was no secret that Jim Hendry was trying to trade Murton this past winter. And this is where is gets a little interesting….

According to Sullivan, “Jim Hendry sent special assistant Ken Kravec to scout Boston this week in Cincinnati and Philadelphia.” The Cubs are apparently still interested in Coco Crispand now may be willing to include Rich Hill in a multiplayer package.

With Jim Edmonds performing quite well, how would Coco Crisp fit? And who else could the Cubs be interested in?

Stay Tuned….this could get very interesting.

Quote of the Day

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