Sigh of relief.

Ah, the excitement of the impending trade deadline. I saw a rumor about the Rangers possibly considering trading Gerald Laird and a reliever to the Cubs for Felix Pie. Can you believe it? The Rangers would CONSIDER that? It must have been a joke because that would a fucking terrible trade for the Cubs.

Turns out Jim Hendry is, thankfully, not that stupid. From the Trib blog:

“Felix Pie has never been talked about,” Hendry said. “He’s not going anywhere in any deal. There will be no trade of Felix Pie to anyone.”

I’m thinking the Cubs will not make another trade before the deadline. They are the best team in the majors! (see: 33-17 since June 3) They don’t need a Teixiera or a Gagne. Ok, who doesn’t need a Gagne, but he’ll be too expensive. Not interested.

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