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12/10 Trade rumors

According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, talks are over between the Cubs and Nationals regarding a possible trade in which Chicago would get either reliever Tyler Clippard or Drew Storen. The Cubs are looking for bullpen help and a possible closer. Storen, 26, had that role. Kilgore reports that Nationals GM Mike Rizzo would need to have his “socks knocked off” to move either reliever.

12/9 Bullpen help

The Cubs are looking for bullpen help and one name they are believed to be interested in is Nationals’ right-hander Drew Storen. In four seasons with the Nats, the right-hander has a 3.40 ERA in 232 games. Last season, he appeared in 68 games, finished 20, and averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Storen, 26, was a first-round pick in 2009, and is arbitration eligible for the first time. His best season was 2011 when he totaled 43 saves and posted a 2.75 ERA over 75 1/3 innings. The Nationals are interested in finding some help for the bench and looking for a young, versatile player in return.

The Cubs are looking for a closer. So far this season, they’ve added lefty Wesley Wright to the bullpen, although that deal has not been officially announced. Wright still needed to take a physical to complete the deal.

– Carrie Muskat

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