St. Louis Cardinals: 4 Offseason Deals That Would Hurt Most

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The Cubs Add Greinke or Price

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New Boston Red Sox general manager and wheeler dealer extraordinaire Dave Dombrowski has reportedly laid all his cards on the table already. He wants David Price. Okay, fine. So do a handful of other teams that have the budget.

But do you know who’s been very, very quiet so far? The Chicago Cubs. There is absolutely no news about the northsiders on the trade or free agency fronts, which is exactly how team president Theo Epstein likes to operate. Remember the winter of 2003? Yankees fans do. New York and the Philadelphia Phillies were the favorites to land righthander Curt Schilling, who the Arizona Diamondbacks were pushing to trade in a cost-cutting move.

Then, in swooped the Boston Red Sox and Epstein, who had Thanksgiving dinner with the Schilling family. The rest, as they say, is history. The potential of a similar scenario by Theo and Hoyer is real. And if a deal goes through for either Price or Greinke, that gives the St. Louis Cardinals’ archrivals the best rotation in baseball. Bar none.

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