Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Roundup: Rumors & News About the 5th Place Cubs

With the trade deadline on the horizon, rumors are begging to fly. Here is the latest from the rumor mill, plus some other Cub related nuggets.

  • Jeff Baker is not for sale according to a recent report from Ken Rosenthal.

  • The Cubs are looking to shop guys like Reed Johnson and Kosuke Fukudome, but hang on to Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza.

  • Rosenthal tweets that the Angels are interested in Aramis Ramirez.

  • A-Ram repeated today that he does not plan to waive his no-trade rights.

  • The Cubs signed Dave Bush to a minor league debut. The veteran right hander made his Triple-A Iowa debut yesterday.

  • Ryne Sandberg has not ruled out a return to the Cubs as a manager or coach.

  • Mike Quade called out umpires after his team was hurt by a few blown calls yesterday.

  • Carlos Marmol could be back in action today, but Q has not yet decided whether or not he would be used in a save situation.

  • Bruce Miles pointed out the stark contrast between the Phillies and Cubs.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted!

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