It’s not news that the Cubs and Rays have had talks. They’ve had dialogue regarding several players in the past and the disparity in their markets, competitiveness, and talent levels makes them natural partners for a deal. The Cubs’ need for controllable pitching and the Rays’ wealth in that area means it’s impossible for them not to at least give a nod and maybe even a “call me” pantomime from across the room at various league functions.
So I guess it shouldn’t come as any kind of a shock that the two sides have actually talked about Chris Archer. A frequent guest on the Spiegel and Parkins Show (full interview available in Hour 3) on 670 The Score, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan joined them — as he does every Monday at 11am CT — to talk about the Cubs’ potential attempts to reclaim their former prospect and what it would take to land him.
“They’ve had discussions with the Rays in the past about Chris Archer and I think he makes the most sense in terms of the Cubs’ MO, going for cost controlled starting pitching,” Passan said. “But he’s going to cost Eloy Jimenez. And that’s gonna big the …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider