The Cubs and Indians are talking about Carlos Carrasco


“Hey, did you see Carlos’ nice start against Oakland last night?” said Chris Antonetti.

“Yeah, pretty sweet,” said Jed Hoyer. “Anyway, gotta run. Meeting the wife for coffee.”

Or maybe it’s more substantive than that:

The Cubs are interesting right now. I get the sense that being in the wild card race is sort of complicating things for them. Like, they didn’t expect to really be in the conversation until next year and now they sort of have to make a move but want to make moves that build for the future, not just the 2015 season. Carrasco scratches both itches, inasmuch as he signed a four-year contract before the season.