Alfonso Soriano and Matt Garza are the two big names still left on the board, and the Cubs left little doubt that they are still very much available.

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer aren't necessarily done dealing, and there's a good chance the two Cubs executives banked some background information during all those phone calls before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Soriano threw his hands up in the air before running to the outfield during batting practice at Wrigley Field, saying that it was all just rumors. The $136 million lightning rod is still here.