With baseball season headed towards July, the trade rumors are starting to get hot for the last place Chicago Cubs.
Last night, MLB Network’s Peter Gammons reported that the Cubs are in trade discussions with the San Diego Padres about pitcher Matt Garza. With Garza headed towards free agency at the end of this season, it makes perfect sense for the Cubs to trade him now.
But when it comes to Garza, the market could shrink because he still has a lot of money on his contract and it appears that only the big market teams will be in on the right hander by the time the trade deadline arrives on July 31st.
The player that I believe could end up being the most attractive player the Cubs have to offer to contending teams is outfielder Nate Schierholtz. Schierholz brings a lot to the table for most contending teams because he’s signed to just a one year deal and he’s having a career season with the bat.
Right now, Schierholz is batting .296 with 10 home runs. He brings a ton of post season experience from his days with the San Francisco Giants and very well could be the Cubs only representative in the All – Star game in July.
So as the major league baseball season creeps closer to the July 31st trade deadline, don’t be surprised if the Cubs are able to flip Schierholz for a solid piece for the future.