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Even though they've now won four games in a row to climb out of the National League Central's basement, the Chicago Cubs are still expected to become sellers at this summer's trade deadline. Right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman has been solid in his first season with the Cubs, and Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago expects him to be among the top trade targets leading up to July 31.
The Cubs signed Feldman to a one-year, $6 million contract -- that includes $1 million in incentives -- this offseason, providing the 30-year-old the opportunity to start. He'd spent the past eight seasons with the Texas Rangers, moving between the bullpen and rotation.
In his first year with Chicago, Feldman has flourished, posting an ERA and WHIP of 2.82 and 1.170. He's 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last seven starts, while he's maintained a mark of 1.33 when he's started at home.
While Feldman appreciates the opportunity provided by the Cubs and Chicago is certainly happy with his production, he is a prime candidate to be dealt this summer. You can expect similar treatment to what happened with Paul Maholm and Ryan Dempster last season, as the Cubs will attempt to get a top young player in exchange for Feldman if he's able to maintain his level of production over the next two months.
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