Cubs Trade Rumors: Gerrit Cole Reportedly Discussed by Chicago

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Bleacher Report—The Chicago Cubs have reportedly reached out to the Pittsburgh Pirates to discuss a potential trade for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. On Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports noted the Cubs joined the New York Yankees and Houston Astros as clubs in talks with the Buccos about the 2015 All-Star selection.  Rob Biertempfel‏ of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported earlier Friday that Cole and the Pirates came to terms on a one-year, $6.75 million deal to avoid arbitration. Now the question is...

Gerrit Cole to Astros Trade Report Called 'False Rumor,' 'No Deal' for Pitcher. The Houston Astros reportedly have not made a deal for Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, despite a report to the contrary on Wednesday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports spoke to a source who said there was "no deal" for Cole and that Jon Morosi of MLB Network's report of a trade was a "false rumor." Morosi had previously noted a deal was a "imminent."  Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle spoke to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who would only say that he's "talked to several teams about...