In today's Cubs trade rumors and news update, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer indirectly addressed rumors surrounding the team and their purported interest in Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price on Monday.
Speaking on the Kap and Haugh Show (via Tony Andracki of CSN Chicago), Hoyer made it clear that the team makes a point not to engage in such speculative pursuits.
"I don't really pay attention," Hoyer said. "There's going to be a lot of rumors of our players and our acquiring good players because of the talent we have in the minors. There are so many teams looking for offense that I think we're just kinda lumped in with a lot of different rumors.
"We just sort of ignore them. ... In general, you take it with a grain of salt. But I do think we're going to be rumored a lot simply because people think we're getting to that time in the rebuilding process and the amount of time that we have."
The Price-to-the-Cubs rumors gained steam with Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports suggested in a recent article that the team would be the perfect fit for the perennial All-Star.
However, if Hoyer is to be believed, none of that conjecture will factor into the team's thought process heading into the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.Back to the Chicago Cubs Newsfeed