Cubs GM Jim Hendry is working the trade market as hard as ever, though he doesn't yet know what his team will need in July, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Hendry wants to see what kind of production he gets once Aramis Ramirez returns. Until then, he's counting on the group he assembled to play better. At this point, Hendry doesn't know what kind of players he'll try to add:
"For me to say either way in the middle of June makes no sense," he said. "We could be in the market for a player we never even dreamed of a month from now … You just kind of stay on top of it every day and react to what you may need."
The Cubs are 31-31, fourth in the NL Central, but just 4.0 games behind the Brewers.