Chicago Cubs News: Padres eyeing Cubs SS’s; Tops in MLB Fandom 250

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The Chicago Cubs were No. 1 in the MLB in the Fandom for the second straight season. And while the San Diego Padres are looking for a controllable shortstop, the Cubs are a team they should keep an eye on.

The Chicago Cubs had to yield to the Ohio State Buckeyes for the top spot in the Fandom 250. But they still claimed the top spot in the MLB. The Cubs finished 12th behind several brands, figures and teams–but they were the top spot in the majors again. This isn’t hard to believe. The Cubs drew near 3,000,000 fans once again. Tom Ricketts took this team over with the anticipation of turning the Cubs into a winner. Seemed far-fetched at the time. Not so much anymore.

The San Diego Padres are looking for a controllable starter at shortstop. It just so happens that the Cubs have several. Purely speculation at this point, but the Cubs do have what the Padres are looking for. And in turn, the Padres have a few possibilities that the Cubs might want. Specifically, Brad Hand. While it’s unlikely that the two teams can come to a deal, it makes for some interesting talk during the meetings.

The Cubs continue to come up in rumors, but that’s what this week is about. They’ve been linked to Matt Harvey, Jackie Bradley Jr. and others. While none of these could come to fruition now, it might open things up for June and July when the Cubs are on the lookout. You have to remember, many of the trades that you see happen at the deadline got their start at the Winter Meetings.

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