Chicago Cubs Rumors: Justin Verlander’s name continues to pop up in reports
By Jake Misener
Despite plenty of questions, the Chicago Cubs and Justin Verlander continue to be linked in reports and rumors as we near the July 31 trade deadline.
With just days left before the midseason trade deadline, the Chicago Cubs and Justin Verlander continue to be tied together in rumors. The validity of such reports remains to be seen, but it’s certainly worthwhile regardless.
If the Cubs pulled off a deal, they’d jump to the top of World Series predictions odds almost immediately. A rotation of Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jose Quintana, Justin Verlander and Kyle Hendricks can go toe-to-toe with any in baseball.
The best part?
All of those names remain under team control past 2017. Combined with Chicago’s young position player core, it’s an enviable situation moving forward.
For now, though, they’re just rumors. Let’s dig in a little deeper on the latest reports tying the reigning World Series champs to the Detroit right-hander.