There is a rumor floating that the Cubs are talking to the Twins about a deal for their closer Joe Nathan. Nathan has been a premiere closer for a number of years. WSCR in Chicago is reporting that in order for the deal to happen the Cubs would need to include Carlos Marmol in a multi-player deal. Last season Nathan had 37 saves and an ERA of 1.88. He is under team option for the coming year. Last season he made 5.25 million.
Like most rumors this one probably will not happen, but it is some interesting hot stove talk.