Hello, hello. We’re back again on another Monday morning.

The Cubs just got done taking two of three games in St. Louis, which was a good change of pace after they dropped three of four in Pittsburgh. We’re now just three days away from July and 36 days away from the trade deadline, so we’re about to see the start of trade season and the chaos that comes with it. The Cubs are 17 games under .500, so it would take a lot for this team to be anything other than sellers leading up to the deadline on Aug. 2.

The national speculation on Cubs trade candidates certainly picked up recently, and there’s more than a few players who could be wearing jerseys on Aug. 3. That, along with the happenings from the Cubs’ seven games this week, gave me plenty to think about. So without further ado, here’s the June 27 edition of my Monday morning Cubs thoughts.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter and podcaster for CHGO. I've previously covered MLB for MLB.com and a bunch of other sports for a bunch of other outlets. Follow me on Twitter @ryan_a_herrera