Originally written June 20, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
The Chicago Cubs added starting pitcher Jason Hammel on a one-year, $6 million deal this past offseason. It was an under-the-radar move that has made the Cubs front office look brilliant. The Cubs, wisely, are looking to sell high on Hammel and he could be traded sometime this month.Teams that have spoken with the Cubs say that the Cubs expect to move Hammel sometime in the next two weeks, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.#450290130 / gettyimages.comThe two teams to keep an eye on are the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.The Mariners are considered the favorite to land Hammel, according to a report. They could use another starter to help them with their playoff push. While Hammel isn't the pitcher that his teammate, Jeff Samardzija is, he is still a quality pitcher who would improve their rotation.The Blue Jays are also a team that is in on Hammel. They have looked at Samardzija, but in order to acquire him, they are going to need to give up many of their top minor-le...
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