Cubs trading for Justin Verlander and Alex Avila?

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    Cubs trading for Justin Verlander and Alex Avila?

    Chicago has inquired about Detroit's Ace Justin Verlander and Catcher Alex Avila. The Cubs need a strong pitcher/Ace for the second half of the season if they wanna try and repeat as World Champs or even make it to the playoffs for that matter and not to mention, both John Lackey and Jake Arrieta are both free agents after this season. Of Course, Chicago would have to give up some type of prospects back in order to make this work. Ian Happ? Javy Baez? Both? Both + More? Also the only other thing that would hold up any Verlander deal is his contract.


    Most of this is my own words but I did get some of it from ESPN.

    Real or not? It's time to trade Justin Verlander, Freddie Freeman is a third baseman - SweetSpot- ESPN
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    Verlander is owed too much money. I think the more realistic option is Johnny Cueto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    Verlander is owed too much money. I think the more realistic option is Johnny Cueto.
    Their's been talk of at least 3 different pitchers connected to the Cubs. Cuteo, Verlander and Sonny Gray

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    Tigers are wanting a HUGE haul for Verlander, the likes of which Theo will never pay, nor should he. They want a "big, big, big return" with no salary offset according to Buster Olney.

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    Archer is who I'd go for.

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    Verlander is an ace? 5 ERA and a flyball pitcher at Wrigley?

    I'd be really surprised if Epstein pulls the trigger on this one.

    I think Sonny Gray is a much better option.

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    Apparently their's been more talk behind the scenes about Verlander to Chicago than what we've been seeing....

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    I'd rather have Archer, Gray, or Quintana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    I'd rather have Archer, Gray, or Quintana.
    I'd shoot for Garret Cole if I were the Cubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    I'd shoot for Garret Cole if I were the Cubs.
    I like him a lot, just can't see the Bucs letting him go in division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    Tigers are wanting a HUGE haul for Verlander, the likes of which Theo will never pay, nor should he. They want a "big, big, big return" with no salary offset according to Buster Olney.
    Be nice to see more of Kate Upton, than what I do now that he's still a Tiger

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    I hope the Cubs unload the farm system for Verlander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I hope the Cubs unload the farm system for Verlander.
    Hope in 1 hand and crap in the other. Theo and Hoyer are the best front office by a lot in the Central. Not gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    Hope in 1 hand and crap in the other. Theo and Hoyer are the best front office by a lot in the Central. Not gonna happen.
    I know but can't help to wish

    MO has gotten complacent

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