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Nearly every player on the Cubs is a potential trade candidate so talking about each one would be exhaustive and pointless. Luis Valbuena is a trade candidate though why any team would trade for him, I don't know. It's not like there was a line of teams wanting to sign him after he was DFA'd and he's not been very good so it's safe say that he's a candidate, but not a very good one. And not worth any more discussion. Same goes for others like him. You know who they are. They litter the Cubs roster.
Matt Garza is going to be out of action until after the deadline with an arm-related injury so take him off the market. It's possible a team would still want to acquire him, but not at all likely any team would be willing to give up what they may have before considering the injury. As a result, it's safe to say he'll be a Cub on August 1st. There is the waiver deadline at the end of August so he could still be traded in August, but the Cubs would lack...
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I'm sure everyone is as tired of the Ryan Dempster Saga as I am, but all along I had been assuming offering him arbitration at the end of the season was a no-brainer for the Cubs. If they can't get at least something decent in return, they could offer arbitration and would receive a supplemental pick in next year's draft if he declined. I had also assumed Dempster would...
Matt Garza has taken a step forward in his recovery as he's thrown on flat ground for the first time.
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza threw on flat ground Saturday, the first time he's done so since he came out of his last start one week ago with cramping in his right triceps. Garza will throw a bullpen session on Monday, but he was not expected to start until late next week....
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza won't pitch again before Tuesday's trade deadline after an MRI revealed a slight fluid buildup in his right triceps area.
Garza left his last start after three innings at St. Louis on Saturday when he experienced cramps. The Cubs decided to give Garza an extra couple of days rest before he underwent the MRI.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the...
An MRI on Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza’s elbow revealed no damage, however, there is fluid in the injured area and Garza is not expected to make another start until next week.
MLB.com beat writer Carrie Muskat reports that Garza is feeling better, but will not be able to start another game for at least a week.
Garza, a seven year veteran that has been speculated in...
Here's the running list of Ryan Dempster rumors leading up to the trade deadline:
– According to sources close to Danny Knobler of CBSSports, the Dodgers are trying to expand the Dempster's deal to include either Alfonso Soriano or Brian LaHair. Although the addition of Soriano is viewed as a “massive longshot.”
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With Ryan Dempster next scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, the non-waiver trade deadline date, the Cubs are working hard to ship Dempster out of Chicago. The Cubs are moving closer to sending Dempster to the Dodgers and are discussing various trades including a multi-team deal. The Braves and Cubs had a deal in place, but Dempster blocked the trade, and said he wants to pitch for the...
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cubs might be getting close to a deal with the Dodgers for [Name Redacted].
Source: #Dodgers, #Cubs “might” be getting closer on Dempster. Teams remain in dialogue.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 26, 2012
David Kaplan says they're moving closer to a deal and a it may be a multi-team deal.
Cubs moving closer to sending Dempster...
The Chicago Cubs are 40-57, 17.5 games out of first place, and are paying over $25 million to players not even on their roster anymore. With a team that appears to be years away from contending, the Cubs have some players that have gathered interest among many teams. Yet, recent developments are indicating that their deadline might not result in *any* of their trade chips getting...
General manager Frank Wren is annoyed that the news of a deal for Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster got out on Monday, essentially scuttling it. Wren is blaming the internet and social media, when he should be taking aim at the front office executive who confirmed the deal to USA Today writer Bob Nightengale, who would not have been able to publish the news without official confirmation...
The Dodgers and Cubs have been working diligently on a trade for Ryan Dempster. Talks have been going for over a month now, that of course has led to what now is a major impasse. We’ve heard the dialogue between the two teams has come to almost a complete halt, though both sides still hope they can come to a deal.
The Dodgers have talked multiple scenarios with the Cubs, involving...
The Angels of Anaheim have acquired Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers. This obviously takes him off the table for the Dodgers, not that the Dodgers were all that interested in him anyway. Matt Garza is expected to remain with the Cubs after news of a MRI revealing a slight fluid buildup in Garza’s triceps area. He is expected to miss his next start for sure and could...
The odds seem stacked against the Atlanta Braves' wishes of acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher by Tuesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster prefers to be dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke went to the Los Angeles Angels and the Miami Marlins only seem willing to trade Josh Johnson within the National League East for a steep asking...