MLB Rumors: Giants 'have Two Scouts' at Cubs-Padres Game in Chicago - NBC Bay Area

MLB Rumors: Giants 'have Two Scouts' at Cubs-Padres Game in Chicago

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    MLB Rumors: Giants 'have Two Scouts' at Cubs-Padres Game in Chicago
    Ali Thanawalla
    MLB rumors: Giants 'have two scouts' at Cubs-Padres game in Chicago

    Could Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith or another Giants pitcher be headed to Chicago's North Side?

    Chicago baseball analyst Bruce Levine reported on Saturday that the Giants had a pair of scouts in attendance for the Cubs-Padres game.

    Levine also noted that the Giants' scouting presence at Wrigley Field goes back to May.

    The Cubs lead the National League Central with a 53-44 record, and could be looking to add a significant piece before the July 31 trade deadline.

    Adding Bumgarner could be tricky for the Cubs, who have five reliable starters at the moment: Yu Darvish, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks and Cole Hamels.

    But after trading lefty reliever Mike Montgomery to the Kansas City Royals for catcher Martin Maldonado, the Cubs could be looking to bolster their bullpen with Smith, Sam Dyson or Tony Watson.

    [RELATED:Nationals 'have interest' in Dyson]

    Why would the Giants be socuting the Cubs' big league team rather than their minor league squads? It's possible the Giants could ask for a young, controllable player off the major league roster.