Chicago Cubs Rumors: Looking at the Cubs’ potential trade pieces

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MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 08: Kyle Schwarber
MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 08: Kyle Schwarber /

Thunderous power – but questions remain

Schwarber would be higher on this list if the front office wasn’t in love with him. They’ve spoken so highly of him that it’d be hard to see them letting him go.

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Listen, he’s having a bad season. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it. His potential however is still sky-high, and teams would still love to have him as part of their future.

Theo Epstein loves Schwarber – what’s not to love? He’s already said that he plans for him to be a part of the Cubs for a long time. And there’s the the whole ‘playoff hero’ thing.

Of course, everyone has a price. Last July the Yankees offered stud reliever Andrew Miller in exchange for the burly slugger. The Cubs shut it down however, even when they needed one badly for the playoffs.

However since his stock has gone down since then, the team may be more willing to pull the trigger if the right deal comes along.

Since Schwarber doesn’t have the type of overall proven talent that Bryant or Russell possess, the odds he gets traded are higher, especially since he’s limited defensively. Teams will have to blow the Cubs away with an offer though.