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What it could take to get him: According to’s Jayson Stark, the Astros are looking for “volume” in any deal at the deadline, so a package of youth sounds like the price for Norris. Astros manager Bo Porter, formerly the third base coach for Washington, is intimately aware of what the Nationals have, on their major league roster and in the minor leagues. Some of their young MLB talent, like first baseman-outfielder Tyler Moore, could be among those the Astros target in a deal.


Cubs officials told Chicago reporters Tuesday that between GM Jed Hoyer and team president Theo Epstein they’ve spoken with every GM in the major leagues in the past five days. They’re in sell mode as they continue their rebuilding process and Garza is one of the pieces they could move. Garza has only made seven starts after starting the season on the disabled list, but he’s been continually improving.

Why he could be moved: The Cubs are aggressively shopping some of their top trade pieces and reports say they aren’t interested in Garza’s asking price for a new contract. He is a free agent after the season.

What it could take to get him: Young talent. The Cubs are looking to stockpile prospects as they continue their rebuild and they have very few positions locked down for multiple years in the future.


Feldman falls into the same category as Garza as far as pieces the Cubs are willing to move, and his numbers are better. Feldman has made 14 starts and has a 3.39 ERA for the Cubs with a 6-6 record.

Why he could be moved: Feldman signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Cubs this offseason after spending the previous eight years in Texas. He’s a versatile guy, having served as a starter and a reliever in his career, and the Cubs could get something for him.

What it could take to get him: Again, the Cubs are looking for youth and talent to help speed up their rebuilding process. It’s unclear if they’d be willing to move both Garza and Feldman, but if there’s enough interest — which there likely will be — both could go.


White Sox RHP Jake Peavy, Brewers RHP Yovani Gallardo and Phillies LHP Cliff Lee also could be on the move this summer.