According to a report from Roch Kubatko, the Cubs have discussed a three-way trade with the Tigers and Orioles that would land Rick Porcello in Chicago. Porcello has been rumored to be on the block since the Tigers re-signed Anibal Sanchez and the Cubs have been trying to trade for Porcello since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the team.
According to Kubatko, the Tigers and Cubs are discussing a trade for Rick Porcello, who the Orioles are also interested in, but the Cubs and Tigers do not match up because the Cubs do not have the pieces to make a two-team trade and Detroit is trying to get Baltimore involved because they are interested in J.J. Hardy.
According to Kubatko, the Cubs would send pitching to the Orioles as part of a three-way deal. Kubatko is not sure why the Tigers and Orioles would need to have the Cubs involved if the two teams match up for a possible swap of J.J. Hardy and Rick Porcello.
Stay Tuned …