Sport MLB trade rumors: Cubs enter Gerrit Cole sweepstakes

00:45  13 january  2018
00:45  13 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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It appears the Cubs are now in on the Gerrit Cole trade rumors , too. cubs are a third team that's talked about gerrit cole lately. yanks and astros have more prospects, which may give them an edge. but pirates wouldn't mind getting MLB players back, too.

It appears the Cubs are now in on the Gerrit Cole trade rumors, too.

a baseball player holding a bat: Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole © (Getty Images) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole

According to FanRag Sports, the Cubs have talked with the Pirates about acquiring the 27-year-old starting pitcher.

Earlier this week it looked like the Cole rumors would end as MLB.com reported the Pirates and Astros had agreed on the terms, which would have sent the former No. 1 overall pick to Houston.

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Reactions To The Gerrit Cole Trade . By Kyle Downing | January 13, 2018 at 8:16pm CDT. Consequently, the Bucs shopped Cole around the league – including to the Yankees, Twins and Cubs – before sending him to the Astros.

The Cubs do not have the prospects the Pirates have been asking for, but they have something else with a lot of value.

However, those rumors wound up false, and the Astros did not acquire the top-end starter owner Jim Crane seeks.

Now, the doors are open and other teams are getting involved like the Cubs. Chicago does not have the prospects of the Astros, or the Yankees who have also been highly active in talks for Cole, but what they do have is a lot of MLB-caliber players and not enough spots in their lineup.

With guys like Addison Russell, Ian Happ, Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez all vying for positions, the Cubs don't have the room to play all of them every day. It's a tough thing to deal with as a team, but a valuable asset in trades.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has said the team would look into trading players from the MLB roster in October and this would be an instance where it could be the right move.

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Go To Hoops Rumors . Pirates Reportedly “Motivated” To Move Gerrit Cole . Top 10 Yankee prospects aren’t enough. You need a top 25-30 in all of MLB to get Cole . Besides, read the comments. Guzman was traded to the Marlins for Stanton.

Whether one or two major leaguers is enough to get Cole remains to be seen, but the Cubs do have some good prospects even though they traded most of their top guys for Jose Quintana and Justin Wilson over the summer. Adding one or two of those guys to the discussion could get a trade done. The Pirates have reportedly asked for three top prospects in return for Cole.

Guys like Alex Lange and Brendon Little could tempt the Pirates as both are big-bodied guys with power arms.

Pirates more mediocre than menacing, but don't mix them in with Marlins .
The Bucs' big offseason moves don't scream "Fire sale!" In fact, Pittsburgh already has what rebuilding clubs work to compile: a young core filling key roles.Team president Frank Coonelly tried to hammer home that last point Friday evening in response to reports the players association wanted Major League Baseball to investigate the Marlins' and Bucs' spending (MLB responded to the union Friday night, per the Tribune-Review, saying both franchises are following the rules).

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