Cubs trade for speedy outfielder Terrance Gore

Cubs trade for speedy outfielder Terrance Gore

The Cubs made a move Wednesday morning with the Royals to acquire elite base-stealer OF Terrance Gore for cash considerations, adding a potential speed threat for the postseason. 

The 27-year-old Gore wasn't on the Royals 40-man roster and will report to Triple-A Iowa, but could end up carving a role with the Cubs once the rosters expand in September. Gore is a four-year veteran who has yet to register a hit but has managed to swipe 21 out of 25 potential stolen bases during his four years in Kansas City. 

Our own Tony Andracki compared the Gore deal to the Red Sox acquiring Dave Roberts, who played a similar role for Boston on their 2004 Championship team. For what it's worth, Gore has played in 8 total postseason games, stealing 4 bases and only being caught once. 

And the trade for Gore has the Cubs receiving plenty of nods in approval from the baseball community, including The Athletics' Jim Bowden. 

Gore will have to show he can provide more than just speed on the basepaths to be added to the postseason roster, but with the Cubs ranking in the bottom portion of team stolen bases, adding Gore does provide game-changing speed - a valuable asset late in a playoff game. 

Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs


Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

In this Thanksgiving-themed episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan, and Tony Andracki discuss what they're most thankful for relating to the Cubs (1:00), with responses ranging from the upgrades at Wrigley Field to the hiring of Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon.

Then, in a nod to Black Friday, our panel debates the best deals the Cubs have ever made (7:10), including trades for Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Jake Arrieta and more. Plus, Kap tells us how Harry Caray came to be the Cubs announcer after many years with the White Sox (15:00).

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: