Several weeks have passed, and not much seems to have changed for the Cubs. They still find themselves staring up at the rest of the NL Central, and with the exception of a few call-ups, haven't made any significant roster changes.
While operations may appear static, we may just be seeing the calm before the storm in the North Side; despite not having made any major moves yet, their position as a "seller" hasn't changed, making them one of the most interesting teams to watch going into the All-Star break.
Amid all the trade speculation, several story lines have emerged, specifically centered around Bryan LaHair and Ryan Dempster. Here is a quick status update on those subplots and others that have swirled around this season in Chicago.