Just in case you were wondering why trade rumors in the off season are so hard to follow, I bring you the following duet of conflicting rumors about our brand spankin' new front office -
opposing gms think #cubs will trade garza. makes sense. rebuilding situation. aggressive front office.
Sources: Cubs pursuing Pujols, Fielder
Of course, only one of these can be true - the Cubs are either going all-in with a 200 million dollar investment in the next 4-5 years, or they're rebuilding and dumping arguably the best starter on their staff in exchange for prospects. It simply does not make sense for both rumors to be true. There's no point in putting Albert Pujols of Prince Fielder and most importantly the salaries they'll command on a rebuilding project.
Of course, the hiring of Dale Sveum makes me think Garza is history and Fielder is a pipe dream, but what do I know? All I know is I'm disappointed I no longer know where the Cubs GM lives...