MLB trade deadline


Mortgaging the farm system doesn’t make sense when the Cubs are a third-place team on a five-game losing streak that just got swept in St. Louis to fall 11.5 games behind the Cardinals.


Theo Epstein saw one recent report that had the Cubs already contacting the other 29 teams in the majors looking for a starting pitcher.


As the minute-hand ticked by on the big clock atop the historic Wrigley Field scoreboard, James Russell thought he was safe and sound.


DETROIT -- While one of their divisional rivals made a splash and another dumped players, the White Sox stayed quiet as the nonwaiver trade deadline passed on Thursday.


DETROIT — With fewer than 48 shopping hours left before the nonwaiver trade deadline, trade chatter involving White Sox players has been mostly quiet.