ST. LOUIS — The Cubs have the prospects to make deals. They might or might not have the wherewithal to take on big salaries at the July 31 deadline.
ST. LOUIS — The questions about this rotation start with Jon Lester and won’t end even if the Cubs make a blockbuster trade at the July 31 deadline. That’s just the nature of pitching.
The St. Louis Cardinals are under investigation by the FBI and Justice Department. Their top prospect (Oscar Taveras) died in a car crash last October.
Theo Epstein saw one recent report that had the Cubs already contacting the other 29 teams in the majors looking for a starting pitcher.
Money is no object for the Los Angeles Dodgers and their $270 million payroll underwritten by Guggenheim Partners and a multibillion-dollar TV megadeal.