I have not heard any definitive trade rumors connecting the Mets and Cubs. But, I feel like there's the potential for a match between these two teams... According to local reports, the Cubs are aiming to acquire one ace and one back-of-the-rotation starting pitcher this winter, be it both by trade, both through free agency or one through each... The Cubs are intrigued by Mets RHP Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, according to Chicago sources. "We have some real surplus with some talented players who are really desirable," Cubs executive Theo Epstein said in late-October. "Sooner or later, you have to strongly consider sacrificing some of that depth to address needs elsewhere on the club. We're entering the phase where we have to be really open-minded to that if it makes sense to the overall outlook of the team and the organization."