Chicago Cubs Rumors: Trade interest growing for these 3 pitchers

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The latest Chicago Cubs rumors suggest the team will make more moves prior to the 2018 MLB trade deadline. They’re interest lies mainly in pitching.

A couple of months back, the Chicago Cubs appeared to be in on Baltimore Orioles star shortstop Manny Machado. As recent as last week, it looked as though the Cubs could be the favorite to land another Oriole, Zach Britton.

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Well, here we are, looking at a Cubs team with neither of those players on the roster having seen them go to fellow World Series contenders. The Los Angeles Dodgers, of course, won the Machado sweepstakes — which the Cubs wisely pulled out of.

Meanwhile, the New York Yankees nabbed Britton. So, where does that leave the Cubs as we are rapidly approaching the 2018 trade deadline?

The obvious need right now for the Cubs is pitching. Everybody knows that. It’s no secret that this team is going to make at least one more move, even after acquiring veteran Jesse Chavez. The Cubs acquired Chavez due to his experience as both a starter and reliever, but they are going to need more.

Who are the most recent names linked to the Cubs? Well, each of the last several weeks has brought new and different apparent targets. But, at the moment, there are a few more pitchers who have seriously climbed into the conversation, especially after seeing Britton land in New York. Let’s take a look at three of the more notable targets mentioned in recent rumors for the Cubs.