All we’ve really heard about the Cubs’ pursuit of pitching to this point is that they’re looking for cost-controlled starters, but a new rumor recently surfaced that has them possibly targeting O’s closer Zach Britton.
Industry source thinks Cubs will trade for Britton. “If you have a chance to add Britton to your club, you do it. Theo has the minor-lgrs.”
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 17, 2017
The last statement might seem questionable to some, but it really depends on what the Orioles would be looking for. The Cubs do still have some really intriguing young pitchers and we’ve seen how bad the Orioles are struggling in that department. And a deal would probably include a player who’s no longer a prospect, given that Britton is one of the most dominant closers in the game and still has another year of control remaining.
Then again, injuries have limited the 29-year-old’s time this season and he’s only now being eased back into the closer role after returning from his most recent trip to the DL. As such, the Cubs could use Britton as a setup man for Wade Davis and would then be insulated against the loss of Davis to …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider