Could Cubs be buyers at trade deadline?
If the Cubs keep playing well they could be buyers at the trade deadline, perhaps adding depth or some additional bullpen help.
While it remains to be seen what the Cubs will do, catcher David Ross has been on teams that have bought at the deadline and knows what kind of boost it can provide the team.
“When I was in Boston, they went out and got Jake Peavy in ’13,” Ross told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It just showed [the confidence] that they went out and got the best available pitcher at the time. It does send a message.
That being said, there is no guarantee the Cubs will add a big name at the end of July.
While adding a player could send the message that the team is making a run, standing pat could send the team a message of confidence – that the front office believes in the current group.
“You never know what their plan is,” Ross said. “Knowing Theo and Jed and the front office here, they’re probably a few steps ahead of even us. They do their homework and they plan ahead.”
(h/t Chicago Sun-Times)
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