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09:50 AM ET 05.26 | As hard as it might be to recall, the Cubs were in first place on Aug. 7, 2009. The Cubs haven't been buyers since that 2009 summer (such as their limited buying power was at the trade deadline that year). This year, they've been sellers since the offseason, and once the June draft is over in two weeks, they could be every buyer's first call. Officials from other teams say they had a list that ran 12 deep of players the Cubs made available at the winter meetings in December, including, obviously, those who have since been traded ( Sean Marshall, Zambrano, Andrew Cashner, Marlon Byrd, Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu). Alfonso Soriano, Matt Garza, Randy Wells, Carlos Marmol, Jeff Baker and Blake DeWitt also made the list. All of those and more could wind up in trade talks within weeks.

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May 26, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Yea whatever, Theo...

May 26, 2012  10:25 AM ET

Remember the curse of the Buckner. The team with more ex-cubs always loses the World Series.

May 26, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Ryan Dempster is pictured, is probably the hottest of the commodities, and is not even mentioned in this "article."

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May 26, 2012  01:14 PM ET

Beckett & Bucholz for Dempster & Garza. Straight up.

May 26, 2012  01:22 PM ET

Epstein is busy working with his buddy Rahm Emanuel to swindle taxpayers of $150 million for the Ricketts' family real estate deals around Wrigley field. The fact that there is a baseball team involved is irrelevant. Fans continue to buy tickets to watch the 15 and 30 Cubs, so why waste time and money trying to improve the team?

In Hoyer and Epstein the Cubs have both the most expensive and worst front office in MLB history.

May 26, 2012  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Epstein is busy working with his buddy Rahm Emanuel to swindle taxpayers of $150 million for the Ricketts' family real estate deals around Wrigley field. The fact that there is a baseball team involved is irrelevant. Fans continue to buy tickets to watch the 15 and 30 Cubs, so why waste time and money trying to improve the team?In Hoyer and Epstein the Cubs have both the most expensive and worst front office in MLB history.

I've never put the pieces together the way you do. But oh my god...

Theo to Chicago = good riddance. He's now part of that Chicago political mafia trash. Buh bye, Theo!

May 26, 2012  02:16 PM ET

Hey, if I'm running the Royals, I would definitely take a long look at Matt Garza. Sure, this season is almost certainly lost and Garza is signed for only 1 year, $9.5 mil., but the Royals need top of the rotation pitching and they'd have a better chance signing this guy long term if they brought him in now. Thy already know that the Yankees or any other high payroll team will outspend them, so bring Garza to KC and get him to believe in this youth movement. Make him a leader and then lock Garza down for five years or more. The Royals could easily send some good prospects the Cubs' way to make it worth your trouble. Heck, I'd give them starters Jonathan Sanchez and Luke Hochevar for a couple of bats and a bag of baseballs. Whaddya say?

May 26, 2012  02:50 PM ET

Dempster over Garza, yes, since Dempster is more expendable. The Cubs, to me at least, seem to want to keep Garza. But I also like the Garza to KC scenario for some youngsters but not Hochevar.

May 26, 2012  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Remember the curse of the Buckner. The team with more ex-cubs always loses the World Series.

How about the curse of the billy goat.

May 26, 2012  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Dempster over Garza, yes, since Dempster is more expendable. The Cubs, to me at least, seem to want to keep Garza. But I also like the Garza to KC scenario for some youngsters but not Hochevar.

The Cubs aren't going to compete for a playoff spot this season.

May 26, 2012  03:33 PM ET

Johan Santana...complete game 4 hit shut out ....96 pitches....Mets. 9.. Padres 0......I know the Padres are bad but we'll take it.....Let's Go Mets.....

May 26, 2012  03:50 PM ET
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Johan Santana...complete game 4 hit shut out ....96 pitches....Mets. 9.. Padres 0......I know the Padres are bad but we'll take it.....Let's Go Mets.....

The Mets should win more than they lose this year.

May 26, 2012  03:55 PM ET
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The Mets should win more than they lose this year.

"The Season of No Expectations"......

May 26, 2012  05:41 PM ET

so basically everyone on the pitching staff which is one of the more untalented staffs in the league.

May 26, 2012  09:50 PM ET

Dempster has been amazing all year. He deserves to go to a contender

May 26, 2012  11:58 PM ET

holy cow""" not another wait till next year

May 27, 2012  02:38 AM ET

Soriano has the worst contract in baseball. Theres not a soul on earth that would absorb any of that money.

 
May 27, 2012  06:27 AM ET

Ramirez was smart to have left

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