Report indicates Josh Reddick will not be going to Cubs … Rockies decide not to trade Charlie Blackmon
The Cubs have been connected heavily to Reddick since May. Rumors picked up significantly in the last week that the Cubs had discussions with the A’s about Reddick and were very interested in acquiring him before the deadline.
Jon Heyman reported Saturday that he heard Reddick is “not too likely to go to the Dodgers” and he “won’t be going to the Cubs.” Heyman did not explain why the reported talks between the Cubs and A’s broke down.
Heyman’s information falls in line with reports from Peter Gammons that indicated the Cubs are no longer in the mix for Reddick.
The Cubs reportedly would like to add a left-handed hitting outfielder and have also been linked to Charlie Blackmon and Jay Bruce. It was a stretch to think the Cubs and Reds would work out a deal for Bruce. And according to Jon Heyman, the Rockies have decided not to trade either Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon.
The Rockies are only four games out of the second NL Wild Card, looking up at the Pirates, Mets, Cardinals and Marlins.
With less than 48 hours before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Rockies will likely stand pat but this does not figure to be the last update on the Cubs and Josh Reddick.