CHICAGO -- Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza were still in Cubs uniforms on Tuesday despite more rumors that the pitchers could be changing teams by the Trade Deadline. Cubs manager Dale Sveum has dealt with speculation before.
"Everything's still rumors," Sveum said. "I've been in these situations and there's so many rumors and then [the Trade Deadline] gets there and nothing ends up happening. In our world, we don't dwell on it, we know it's a reality. There's nothing you can do about it, and yeah, if we did lose a couple pieces of this puzzle, it'd be devastating to the team, but that's part of the game, part of building the organization. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is. You don't dwell on it until it happens."
Cubs players are prepared for change.
"There were talks in Spring Training about Garza being traded," Jeff Samardzija said. "We'll show up and see who's on the lineup card every day and go from there. We have a lot of professionals here who love to play the game and love playing for the Cubs. That's out of our control."