Cubs Rumors: Chicago Shopping Bryan LaHair

July 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; National League player Bryan LaHair (6) of the Chicago Cubs before the 2012 All Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago Cubs have been mentioning first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair’s name "regularly in trade talks," reports Jayson Stark of ESPN.

It’s been reported that the Cubs, who figure to sell this summer, are open to listening to offers for LaHair. So far this trade season, LaHair has been tied to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

While LaHair is 29 years old, he is still extremely affordable, as he doesn’t reach arbitration until 2015, and he’s under team control through the 2017 season. For this reason, the Cubs have said that it’s not a given they are going to trade the slugger despite the presence of first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

On the season, LaHair has hit at a clip of .286/.364/.519 with 12 doubles, 14 home runs and 30 RBIs. His impressive first-half performance earned him a trip to the 2012 All-Star game, but LaHair’s numbers have dropped off since his incredibly hot start.

After posting an OPS of 1.251 through the month of April, LaHair only managed marks of .792 and .686 during May and June.

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Should the Cubs trade LaHair?

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