Chicago Cubs Rumors: Team pivoting away from Zach Britton?

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Can they get a deal done with the O’s?

It seems to be a foregone conclusion. The Cubs will get a deal done before the July 31 non-waiver deadline Now, whether or not they do so with Baltimore remains another story entirely.

I have to think that, given the teams’ back-and-forth on Britton, the Cubs’ odds are pretty solid here. There’s clear familiarity with trade chips, prospects – so on and so forth. The Orioles desperately need a full-blown rebuild and the Cubs have some low-level guys that could be the start of that process.

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Either of these guys represent a buy-low move. While they certainly have their respective upsides, neither are stepping into a rotation and winning Cy Young Awards. At least, not yet. But it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen an Orioles-Cubs trade work out that way, right?