Paul Maholm on possibility of Pirates trading for him

Paul Maholm was asked about rumors the Pirates may be interested in him last night in Pittsburgh and he had this to say:

“It would be ironic to leave as a free agent and then they wanted me back. There are rumors, and we will see how it turns out. My next two starts are against them. It should be an interesting 10 days.”

Ryan Dempster appears all but gone and the Cubs are working on dealing Matt Garza. If they trade Maholm too, what's that leave for the Cubs rotation? Jeff Samardzija, Travis Wood, Chris Volstad, Randall Delgado (let's assume they acquire him for Dempster) and who else? Chris Rusin