2012 MLB Trade Deadline: Cubs Deny Report That They Would Be Willing To Deal SS Starlin Castro

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported on Thursday that the Chicago Cubs are willing to trade just about everyone on their roster, including shortstop Starlin Castro:

The Cubs are letting teams know that nearly everyone but starter Jeff Samardzija is available, two high-ranking team officials told USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because of competitive reasons.

Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster are veterans starters who can fill out the top of a rotation for a contender. Shortstop Starlin Castro already is a star at 22 but can be obtained for two impact prospects.

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However, according to this report from the Sun-Times, multiple team sources have denied that the team is willing to part ways with its young star.

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