Cubs Rumors: A look at the latest rumblings from the Hot Stove

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Cubs Rumors: Mets, M’s dominating the offseason early on 

The New York Mets seem to be all over the rumors this offseason. Rosenthal continued in his MLB roundup claiming they are interested in catcher J.T. Realmuto, but lack the prospects the Marlins are seeking in a deal.

According to Sirius XM’s Craig Mish, the Cubs were interested in the catcher and willing to part ways with Willson Contreras, but who knows how much truth was into that. That rumor was spread last week and not much has been said since.

The Cubs currently need a backup catcher – we all know as much. But a trade for Realmuto, while a major move, doesn’t make a ton of sense given the team’s other needs. Rosenthal also reported the Cubs were in on signing Brian McCann but he signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves last week instead.

Gray looking to reestablish himself in 2019 

The Brewers have been in discussion with the Yankees for a potential trade for right-hander Sonny Gray, according to Gotham Sports Networks’s Max Wildstein. Gray is coming off a tough season where he fell out of the New York starting rotation.

His 4.90 ERA, 4.17 FIP and 1.50 WHIP make him a possible buy-low option for Milwaukee who, despite reaching the NLCS, would be smart to add some depth to their rotation. Considering their staff was better than many expected last season, the Brewers may try to continue that trend with Gray, hoping he could bounce back in a smaller market outside of New York.

Next. The latest in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes. dark

If he could regain anything from his days in Oakland it could be a huge get for the Brewers, who will undoubtedly seek to retain the NL Central crown in 2019.