The Rundown: Beltre Would Accept Cubs Trade, Harper Hoopla, Hendricks Attacking with Curve

Boy, these afternoon games really put you in a content crunch. With that in mind, I’m going super quick on today’s Rundown. I know I say that all the time but this time I really mean it. So let’s get into this and get you back to your weekend plans.

• Adrian Beltre would almost certainly clear waivers, but he’s a 10-5 player and has full control over whether and where he’d be traded. According to Jon Heyman, the eventual Hall of Fame third baseman would not accept a deal to the Braves, but would welcome a move to Chicago’s North Side. That’s the Cubs, for those of you who are completely oblivious to geography or the Cubs’ nickname.

It’s highly unlikely at this point, since the Cubs anticipate getting Kris Bryant back prior to the end of the season and already boast a competent replacement in David Bote. But it’s still pretty awesome to imagine someone like Beltre joining the team for the stretch run.

Beltre isn’t nearly the hitter he once was, particularly when it comes to his plummeting power numbers, but he’s got tons of experience and embodies the fun of baseball in a …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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