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05:30 AM ET 07.25 | There's less than a week to go before the trade deadline, and the rumor mill involving the Cubs has quieted. But that doesn't mean general manager Jim Hendry isn't working behind the scenes. Several scouts were in attendance at Wrigley Field this past weekend, though some were known to be looking at Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez. Alfonso Soriano hasn't helped what little trade value he has by hitting .182 in July, Aramis Ramirez has said he will not waive his no-trade clause (for now), Carlos Pena may not have much value and Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood apparently will be granted their desires to stay in Chicago.

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July 25, 2011  07:35 AM ET

You mean other teams aren't willing to pay in order to go through the Cubs rubbish bin? Are they serious with this article. You'd have to pay teams to get them to take the players the Cubs are offering.

July 25, 2011  07:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You mean other teams aren't willing to pay in order to go through the Cubs rubbish bin? Are they serious with this article. You'd have to pay teams to get them to take the players the Cubs are offering.

That was my feeling as well.

July 25, 2011  07:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You mean other teams aren't willing to pay in order to go through the Cubs rubbish bin? Are they serious with this article. You'd have to pay teams to get them to take the players the Cubs are offering.

Cubs are so desperate, they'd be willing to pay every penny left on Soriano's contract, just to dump him on another team... this organization is pitiful....

July 25, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You mean other teams aren't willing to pay in order to go through the Cubs rubbish bin? Are they serious with this article. You'd have to pay teams to get them to take the players the Cubs are offering.

It is a post from the Chicago Tribune. As plainly obvious your point is to us, it will still be news for the perennially deluded Cubs fans.

July 25, 2011  10:27 AM ET

I know Hendry has had some success in his time there. But really, he is also the one that put this team in such a mess with a very expensive and bleak future. I suspect there is more interest in the named players than there is in Hendry.

July 25, 2011  12:03 PM ET
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I know Hendry has had some success in his time there. But really, he is also the one that put this team in such a mess with a very expensive and bleak future. I suspect there is more interest in the named players than there is in Hendry.

how hendry keeps his job is beyond me. if by success you mean winning a weak division a couple times with a payroll twice that of the other teams in division, then yeah, i guess he's had some success. but the failures just far outweigh the successes during his tenure.

July 25, 2011  02:05 PM ET
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Cubs are so desperate, they'd be willing to pay every penny left on Soriano's contract, just to dump him on another team... this organization is pitiful....

Amen to that! When the Ricketts get over their 'committment to empty seats,' maybe they'll wake up and discover they truly SUCK from the top down. The Cure - Fire the circus performers known as Hendry and Quade then hire the latest HOF inductee in Gillick as team president, or at least that guy in Atlanta sweatin his **** off on the golf course (Bobby Cox) to rebuild this 102 year old train wreck from the ground up. Hire Ryno to run the show on the field and groom Greg Maddux to take over the reigns from the old Jedi masters Gillick and/or Cox. All the while pushing the Chicago Mafia of Rahm and his thugs to let the frickin team play NIGHT games Thursday- Sunday in addition to Monday-Wednesday. Yeah, can you believe it? The Cubs are not "allowed" to play night games Thursday-Sunday because of some ridiculous "noise ordinance." Utterly pathetic. Tell ya what, keep your noise ordinace, your crumbling decrepit stadium, and pay homage to those ever increasing empty seats. See ya, Suckers! Go Red Sox! Go Yankees! Go Cardinals! Showing the Cubs how to get it done since 1918

July 25, 2011  04:41 PM ET

They'd be better off just dumping Soriano altogether. The cure to this cancer would be very expensive, but is worth any cost.

July 25, 2011  05:20 PM ET

its seems to me that no team its really interested on cubs players at all!!!

July 25, 2011  05:26 PM ET

Hendry and Quade are on the block... any takers? How many used jock straps can we get for them?

July 25, 2011  05:29 PM ET

The Cubs NEED to make some sort of move..... Even if they sell low, they need young players.

I bring this up here, MLB Power Rankings, Week 17: Red Sox are hot -

http://starrpowered.com/2011/07/25/mlb-power-rankings-week-17-red-sox-are- hot/

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July 25, 2011  08:45 PM ET

All this Cubs HATE......especially from a Cardinals fan. OK, granted, but aren't you glad you have something other than a Red Sox or Yankees article to comment on....(sidenote: when all is said and done, let's revisit this article and your posts and see if nobody was willing to pick through the Cubs "rubbish bin")...

July 25, 2011  11:58 PM ET

There is nothing wrong with the Cubbies other than a few injuries. Just ask Tom Ricketts. Stay the course! Hey Hey! The Cubbies are on their way!

July 26, 2011  02:16 AM ET

No takers for Carlos Pena??? What a surprise!

Who wouldn't want a firstbaseman who has hit .215 over the past 3 years and struck out once every 3 at bats?

He was coming off of seasons where he hit .227 then .196 and the Cubs still paid him $10M!

July 26, 2011  02:23 AM ET

The Cubs have some talent, but they look like they are years away from competing for a pennant. So many bad decisions. So many aging players.

Ramirez is 33, Byrd is 33, Fukudome is 34, Soriano is 35, Pena is 33, Zambrano is 30 and hasn't won more than 11 games since 2008, Wood is 34, Dempster is 34. This team is a wreck.

July 27, 2011  02:17 PM ET

I would Marmol for a box of baseballs if the trade was offered. The fact that they let Sandberg go after the job he did in Des Moines is just disgraceful. But hey, Quade seems to have this thing figured out...right?

 
July 27, 2011  02:22 PM ET

hey we have castro and.... yeah that's about it. i'm staying faithful, a team can't be bad for 100+ years and NEVER get good. it's just not possible. it'll happen... one day.
GO CUBS. forever

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