Found July 31, 2013 on Cub Reporter:
TheJedi have already knocked out a number of trades that today shouldn't bring too much excitement, but there's still a few pieces left on the trading block. The most likely is Nate Schierholtz whom Jayson Stark reiterates is the most likely Cub to be dealt today. The Pirates and Rangers seem like the most likely spots at the moment. Heyman says Jeff Samardzija won't be moved right now, but the Cubs will pursue a trade or an extension this offseason. Bruce Levine said the Cubs nearly had a deal in place to move James Russell to the Braves last week. Twitter was a buzz with talk that the Diamondbacks wanted to shed some salary to fit Jake Peavy into their budget and were willing to move Ian Kennedy to get it done. The Cubs, Angels and Padres were all rumored destinations. Not sure if the DBacks still are eager to move Kennedy with Peavy going to the Red Sox, although they could still be in on other pitchers including Bud Norris. And don't forget this is jus the non-wa...
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