The Chicago Cubs are scouting New York Yankees relievers Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances, according to George A. King of the New York Post.

Among the players that won’t be considered by the Cubs in trade talks are Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, and Willson Contreras, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The reports come a day after Chris Meola, someone with a history of reporting accurate information, reported that the Cubs and Yankees were in talks about a deal that would send Chapman to Chicago.

Names that were being discussed, per Meola: Baez, Adam Warren, and another prospect. With Wittenmyer’s information, it’s safe to say that Baez wouldn’t be in a potential deal.

How true Meola’s information is remains to be seen, but I’ve learned not to doubt him.

A few weeks ago, many thought that the Yankees would end up being sellers at the deadline, which would result in teams battling it out for the Yankees’ star relievers. Since then, the Yankees have gone on a hot streak and are now .500 and only 5.5 games back in a tight American League East race.

We will get a lot more clarity on the situation since there are seven or so weeks left until the trade deadline. But this is a situation worth paying plenty of attention to.

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