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The Cubs are drawing interest for Nate Schierholtz

Jul 30, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

Buster Olney says:

 

Schierholtz has been one of the least talked about bats at the deadline, but his bat has been a good one: .274/.334/.523 with 14 homers. And he’s making next to nothing this year.

The Cubs have dealt more players than anyone so far this season. What’s one more? And who wouldn’t want him? The Rangers and Yankees immediately spring to mind. The Orioles, perhaps.

  1. tiggersarebouncy - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Stupid northsiders – run by the architect of the blosox current futility. Good luck with your future of LAST PLACE FINISHES and no HOPE!!

    • Gamera the Brave - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      For a “bouncy” person, you sure are kinda mean and cranky…

      • tiggersarebouncy - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM

        I wouldn’t give a bag of balls for anything on the Cubs right now. Nate Schierholz stinks and Theo boy-wonder isn’t going to get anything for him!!

      • historiophiliac - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        And annoying.

      • hittfamily - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        What? Piglet didn’t give you a reach around?

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 31, 2013 at 1:12 AM

        Bouncy adds some life to this board, I like the way this guy rolls let me tell you. Its very refreshing to see someone who isn’t brain dead come on here for a change, you know like cur? All that guy writes about is poo as if he was 3 years old. Bouncy has some class and he is a real fan I can tell. 200 thumbs up for you sir!

  2. hittfamily - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    That’s some solid production that I was completely unaware of. Thanks. Any clue on value? 6-10 organzational prospect?

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Flash!!!!! This just in!!!!! Buster Olney is generating no interest in the trade market. Nobody wants to take on Olney’s contract.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 30, 2013 at 9:51 PM

      Flash!! This just in!!! The jays dont have anybody in the starting rotation!!!

  4. xmatt0926x - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Hey Ruben Amaro, why did you just let this guy walk this past offseason? Ohh yeah, so we could have the pleasure of watching Delmon Young. you suck, Amaro.

  5. yankeepunk3000 - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    loved Nate with.the giants and he was always under rated plus Bochy seemed to dislike him… now he’s getting a chance to play everyday and he’s showing how good he cam be. I would love the yanks to go after him. Even if he’s a lefty

    • okobojicat - Jul 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

      He’s not playing everyday. He has two starts vs. LH Starter and just 42 Plate Appearances vs. Lefties. And his stats are bad in those games.

      However, he’s been proven pretty useful vs. righties. However, this year’s stats are probably unsustainable and that is why ihe s available. Moreover, the Cubs next year probably envision Junior Lake in CF and DeJesus in RF, with someone from the minors (Bugasavic, Brett Jackson) or making a run at Ellsbury. Their is ample reason to move a cheap player having a career year who is signed cheap for 1 more year (Schierholtz in 5th year service time).

      However, because he is so cheap, they will expect a return comparable or better than what they got for Garza. if they don’t get that, then they’ll hold on to him.

  6. sisqsage - Jul 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Nate the Great has some tools (rocket arm, above avg speed, some power), but he could never stay healthy with the Giants when they tried to give him a fulltime role in right field, then he would go on a long offensive drought that always put him securely on the bench. He was a high draft pick, so you know they wanted it to work. He just never clicked. This will be his third team in less than a year if a trade goes down. That says a lot there. I think the Cubs should keep him. He’s young enough and cheap enough to build around. CHI is the first town where he has realized his potential.

  7. royals4life - Jul 30, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    I could see him in Kansas City..

  8. steelers88 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    Umm…..Pirates?

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