||Cubs considered being sellers before trade deadline

There’s a fine line between competing for a playoff spot and falling out of the race entirely. The Cubs were toeing that line as they neared the All-Star https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/omar-infante-jersey break this season and team president Theo Epstein had some decisions to make.He nearly made tradeswhich would have sent ripples acro s the entire league.Theo said he would have seriously considered trading players had Cubs fell 8 1/2-9 1/2 games out. Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) August 1, 2017″If we had fallento eight, nine games out (of the NL Central lead) we would have been certainly looking at considering moving some players who are rentals but we immediately played great out of the stretch and didn’t have to head down that road,”Epstein told reporters Tuesday.Notable Cubs players which are scheduled to be free agents next season include pitchers John Al Kaline Jersey Lackey, Jake Arrieta, andWade Davis.Instead, they took a chance and traded for southpaw Jose Quintanaon July 13 and added reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila just before Monday’s deadline.Since the trade for Quintana, the Cubshave a 13-3 record and have gone fromsecond in the NLCentral standings to56-48 and leadingthe division by 2 1/ https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/james-mccann-jersey 2games entering Tuesday’s games.If we hadn’t had that stretch and we continued to play tough baseball we may have been on the other end of some deals,”Epstein said.

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