Cubs prepared if viable deal presents itself

Cubs prepared if viable deal presents itself

ST. LOUIS -- Cubs manager Mike Quade admitted he was not up to date as far as the latest buzz heading into Sunday's 3 p.m. CT Trade Deadline.

"I don't know what the speculation or the rumors are," Quade said Saturday. "I don't sense anyone is teetering or wondering what's going on."

There was a report that the Pirates inquired about Carlos Pena, but the Cubs didn't want to move the first baseman.

"Maybe one or two things might happen," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. "The goal was to move a few pieces that we knew weren't coming back. It didn't mean that they weren't good players. We did what we had to do with [Kosuke Fukudome] because we needed to let [Tyler] Colvin play the majority of time.

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"I don't anticipate anything significant, but that could change by 3 o'clock [Sunday]," Hendry said. "With two days left, the dominoes sometimes fall differently. We'll be prepared if something helps us, and if not, nothing else you can do about it."

The Cubs did make a move Thursday, sending Fukudome to the Indians for two Minor League players.