MLB trade deadline


CINCINNATI – The Cubs are under no illusions as they prepare for the July 31 trade deadline: It’s the pitching, stupid.


The trade winds are starting to blow in baseball.

On the South Side, nobody knows which way those winds are blowing for the White Sox, either as buyers or sellers. 


There are 23 days left before the trade deadline and Rick Hahn is considering several options as he decides whether or not to sell.


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.