As unlikely as it was to ever really materialize, talk of Jason Heyward going to San Francisco in exchange for Jeff Samardzija and Mark Melancon was at least fun to discuss. What really intrigued me the most about the general concept of a swap is how it would allow the Cubs to fill a couple holes without adding too much to the payroll.
But alas, it appears the rumor was just a figment of someone’s imagination, or perhaps the result of some bad info.
Giants people seem as baffled by Heyward/Cubs rumor as the rest of us. Zero chance of that deal. Welcome to the offseason.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) November 8, 2017
Here’s the thing though: The Giants may very well be looking to get down on some trades, even if they don’t want to acquire Heyward in the process. In fact, they’re pretty much going to have to make moves in order to clear some cap space if they want to add players of any significance this winter.
Source:: Cubs Insider