Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs may hold off on a trade; Sox acquire Frazier
With the Chicago Bears looking to close out their regular season strong, fans are gearing up for the 2016 baseball season as both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox made several key moves this offseason.
Just a few days ago, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were on hand to introduce recently signed outfielder Jason Heyward to the media. Heyward will wear No. 22 on the back of his uniform, leaving Addison Russell number-less for the time being.
Now, the White Sox went out and made a blockbuster trade which involved the Cincinnati Reds and N.L. West powerhouse, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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When it was all said and done, veteran third baseman Todd Frazier is now on the South Side of the Windy City. Looking at both rosters, it’s clear that the Cubs are still considered the favorite in both the Crosstown Classic and N.L. Central, while the White Sox still have some work to do.
Still, having a pitcher like Chris Sale will help this club continue to win ball games throughout his career. Which brings us to our next topic regarding the Cubs and a possible trade for another starter for their rotation.
ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers reported that the Cubs may have to wait in order to acquire depth for their starting five. Not surprised there after all the money they put into Lackey, Heyward, Zobrist, and all the players who were eligible for arbitration.
I’m not saying that money is the issue, but holding off and allowing teams to update their trade block would be the best idea for this front-office who are looking to help bring a World Series back to this franchise.
Here’s more from Cubbies Crib and around the league:
‘Chicago Cubs: Crosstown Classic heats up as White Sox acquire Frazier‘ – Cubbies Crib
‘Chicago Cubs bring back Trevor Cahill with a one-year deal‘ – Cubbies Crib
‘Chicago Cubs: FanGraph predicts a 99-win Cubs season‘ – Cubbies Crib
‘Baltimore Orioles reportedly ink Hyun-soo Kim‘ – MLB.com