Now that Ryan Dempster has been traded, Casey Coleman is on the hill for the Cubs, who host the Pirates in Game 2 of this three-game series at Wrigley.
In speaking with a few scouts and executives, CSN's David Kaplan argues the Cubs didn't get a great return for Ryan Dempster -- but that wasn't entirely the front office's fault.
Sources tell CSN David Kaplan that three teams are in play for right-hander Ryan Dempster as the 3 p.m. CT trade deadline approaches. One deal would reunite Dempster with a teammate traded Monday night.
The Cubs were oddly quiet on the trade front until Monday evening and a flurry of moves could be coming soon. Check out our compilation of the latest rumors.
Jed Hoyer says the only Cubs trade that's official right now is the Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson deal, adds that the next 12 hours should be pretty crazy
Steve Clevenger says that he wishes all the guys the best and Darwin Barney says that it's going to be hard for his family because his and Reed Johnson's daughter are best friends.
As the Cubs were thrashing the Pirates on the field, the front office was hard at work. Multiple reports say Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson have been dealt to the Braves while Geovanny Soto is headed to Texas.
According to a report, Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson were traded to the Atlanta Braves.
The Cubs have traded Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers for minor league pitcher Jacob Brigham.
With less than 24 hours until MLB's non-waiver trading deadline, Ryan Dempster is still a member of the Cubs. Whatever happens, Dempster has enjoyed every moment of playing in Chicago.