This same rumor was sent out by the usually-reliable Ken Rosenthal Tuesday evening:
Ian Kennedy, who is also mentioned in Mooney's article. Kennedy had a decent (1.4 bWAR) year in 2014, but is in negative bWAR territory in 2015.
What say you? Would this be a deal possibly involving Starlin Castro heading to the Padres? Let's hear your thoughts.
Ignore the rumor that generated some Twitter buzz on Monday night: The Cubs are not on the verge of acquiring James Shields.
But the Cubs are looking hard for pitching help and see the San Diego Padres as a possible match, major-league sources said, with Tyson Ross being viewed as an ideal fit leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.
Ross is 28 years old and won’t be positioned to become a free agent until after the 2017 season, which makes him an attractive win-now and win-later player for almost any contending team.
2015 MLB Trade Rumors: The Cubs And Tyson Ross
Here's another Padres rumor for you to chew on.