The Chicago Cubs seem linked to every available player in the league. While the Cubs have the ability to make moves, it doesn’t mean they should. Yu Darvish and Zach Britton are at the forefront of rumors. So which should it be?
My head starts spinning as soon as a I start looking at potential trades for the Chicago Cubs. Apparently, the Cubs are looking to replace much of the current roster, according to the pundits and fans. But I think many of us know that isn’t realistic. The Cubs bullpen has been solid all season but has recently shown some cracks. The rotation seems to be stabilizing, but it was the Achilles heel much of the season.
There are other potential trades out there, including the possibility of adding Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers. You can read more about that here. But in this case, I’ll stick to the pitching staff. Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles. Which will it be? Another rental in Darvish, or Britton who is signed through next season? There’s a case that could be made for both. But there are also reasons to avoid them as well.