Chicago Sun-Times
with sports reporters Chris De Luca and Gordon Wittenmyer


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The next two weeks may be more about trade rumors than the Cubs' performance on the field. But manager Dale Sveum said trade talk is part of the game and shouldn't detract from play.
``I don't think it impacts wins and losses,'' he said Friday. ``This time of year, it's inevitable to be in the media, whether it's about all 25 guys or whoever. It's just part of the game.
``On the field, I think guys focus on the game. Off the fiend, it's something that's there and it's been that way a long time.''
The non-waiver deadline is July 31, with the Cubs at the center of expected ``sellers''.
Sveum acknowledged with more teams in the running for post-season play, the trade situation this year can be more intense.
``You have twenty-plus teams that are capable of getting in the playoffs with that extra [wild card] team. They'll think `if we put this piece of the puzzle here..' There definitely are more teams involved.'

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