With the trade deadline less than 24 hours away, MLB Rumors are flying all over the place. Teams everywhere are scrambling to make deals to benefit their franchises for the present and future.
Everybody knows the Chicago Cubs are looking towards the future, because that’s what they do. In a year where they have been obvious sellers for months, somehow a major deal has yet to be struck.
How the Cubs are less than a day from the trade deadline, with a team going nowhere near the post season, and no trades made? Is far beyond me.
However the latest talks may change everything. The Cubs have talked to the Los Angeles Dodgers about the possibility of a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano and Ryan Dempster to L.A.
Now if you’re a Cubs’ fan this is great news, an almost best of both worlds situation. Most fans would be happy if the Cubs dealt even one of these guys, let alone both. The stock is not going to get any higher on either one.
The question then becomes, who would the Cubs get in return?
Pitching prospects Allen Webster and Zach Lee are their main targets, however it’s being said the Dodgers are not willing to part with either one.
One would think that Soriano and Dempster together could get one of the top pitching prospects and another decent player in return, but so far the teams cannot come to an agreement over the quality of prospects the Cubs would receive.