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Chicago Cubs: Several Trades That Make Sense

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Apr 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Fans line up near metal detectors outside Wrigley Field before a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Fans line up near metal detectors outside Wrigley Field before a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 19, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 19, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports /

Trade #3: (if not traded in other transactions) Soler, Richard, and a player to be named to Atlanta Braves for Julio Teheran, Jeff Francoeur, and Arodys Vizcaino

Maybe, just maybe, this transaction is the best of all scenarios. Teheran is the top starter for the Braves, and Vizcaino is a solid closer on a bad team. The gaining of these two players would improve the pitching staff greatly.

If Joe Maddon sticks with the six-man rotation, Teheran is the answer. Adam Warren can stay in the pen and provide balance to that portion of the staff. Vizcaino could easily split the seventh and eighth innings with Strop or come in to close if something should happen to Rondon.

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But why Francouer. Solid defense, expiring contract, and a bat the can prove solid in the clutch. Soler, again, could use a fresh start, and can be a face the Atlanta Braves can build around as they enter a new stadium in 2017.

He can provide some extra protection for Freddie Freeman, and his contract is controlled through 2021.

To me, it just makes sense.

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