MLB Rumour Roundup: Cubs checked in on Marcus Stroman


MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline is exactly two weeks away and the hot stove is gaining steam with each passing day.

Rumours are flying left and right as teams get a clearer idea of whether they should be buyers, sellers, or somewhere in between come July 31. Here are some of the biggest rumblings from across the majors.

Stroman for a Cub

The Chicago Cubs contacted the Toronto Blue Jays about a potential Marcus Stroman trade, but it would have cost them a player off their major-league roster, according to Peter Gammons. Gammons also writes the Cubs had an eye on Chris Archer, Michael Fulmer, and Gerrit Cole.

It’s no surprise that the Blue Jays set the bar high in any Stroman discussion seeing as the right-hander has registered a 3.28 ERA this season and is under club control through 2020. Trading the 26-year-old would signal the Blue Jays are entering a full rebuild, which is contradictory to what Toronto’s front office has preached in recent weeks.

Chicago is in danger of missing the post-season altogether after its World Series victory in 2016. Entering play Monday, the Cubs trailed the Milwaukee Brewers by 4.5 games in the National League Central and the …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca – Sport

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