According to ESPN’s Buster Olney on Twitter, the Chicago Cubs could still deal the right handed closer Kevin Gregg in August during the waiver period.
Kevin Gregg was looking like a valuable trade chip, but has recently hit a wall. The Chicago Cubs could wait to see how he performs in the next few days, hoping he boosts his stock, or find someone who is desperately in need of a set up man or closer.
Gregg has an 3.05 ERA with 22 saves, in 41 innings pitched this season.
The Cubbies have a few pieces that teams may be interested in come the waiver period. Nate Schierholtz for instance, is having a career year with the Cubs. Hitting 14 home runs and 43 RBI’s, eclipsed his previous career high of 9 home runs and 41 RBI’s back in 2011 with the San Francisco Giants.
Schierholtz could be dealt anytime between today’s deadline or in August for sure. I would hate to see him go, but he’s having too good of a season and has great trade value. Besides Schierholtz, another trade possibility for the Cubs is catcher Dioner Navarro.
Navarro has tied his career high 9 home runs this season through 57 games, his most memorable game being against the White Sox, hitting 3 home runs in a series where the Cubs swept the White Sox. He’s a pretty good decent bat coming off of the bench, has proved to be pretty valuable this season for the Cubs.