SI's senior baseball writer, Tom Verducci, was asked by Dan Patrick to comment about the Cubs at the trading deadline, and why they were dormant this weekend.. According to Verducci, the Cubs "were not interested in trading any of the players under their control for next year". He then went on to say he understands the Cubs' thinking, but that they're a Triple A team currently.
If Verducci understands what the Cubs are trying to do, he must be in select company. At least the Astros were astute enough to collect some talent as they unloaded their marquee players. The Cubs appear to be a ship without a rudder.