If the last four days are any indication, the Cubs are for real.
The Blue Jays had one of the biggest trade deadlines of all-time, acquiring two of the best players in the game in David Price and Troy Tulowitzki.
The Cubs are looking to deal, but trading for Cole Hamels by the July 31 deadline still sounds like a long shot.
With the nonwavier trade deadline on Friday, expect plenty of movement from the teams fighting to be at or near the top of the American and National Leagues.
In the midst of a blowout loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon, Cubs manager Joe Maddon wanted to do something to lighten the mood in the clubhouse.