Will the Cubs be quiet today as many feel they will … or will Jim Hendry make a few deals to shed salary and players that do not figure into the Cubs plans beyond this season? Who will stay? Who will go? The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is 3:00pm CDT on Sunday afternoon.
Will Sunday have has much activity throughout the league as the last five days? Welcome to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.
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Updated 7:15am – According to a tweet from Buster Olney on Saturday night, the Cubs have informed other teams that they will not be trading Carlos Pena before the deadline.
Updated 8:19am – According to Jon Heyman, Cubs told others they want to keep Carlos Pena & Marlon Byrd. Pena’s a FA, but Byrd might have brought a haul
Updated 11:36am – According to George Ofman, the Rangers were interested in Carlos Marmol but the Cubs turned them down.
Updated 1:23pm - From Jon Heyman: Cubs players dont want to leave (Aramis, Wood), Cubs dont want to trade their players (Pena, Byrd). One big happy family.