Talkin’ Cubs and MLB Trade Deadline

If Monday night is any indication, Tuesday could be a very busy day for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made one deal official and have another one pending … and appear to be working on deals for Ryan Dempster, Alfonso Soriano and Matt Garza.

Will the Cubs make any more deals prior to the 3:00pm CDT deadline? Welcome to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.

Alfonso Soriano could be on the move as well. Soriano reportedly told the Cubs on Monday night that he would not accept a trade to the Giants. Several reports have Soriano in the talks with the Dodgers in a package that would also include Ryan Dempster. And speaking of Dempster, he could end up in the NL East. The Nationals are rumored to still be in the mix for Dempster

Stay Tuned …

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Quote of the Day

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