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

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A talented piece too often riding the pine

Like Schwarber, Almora isn’t on the same level of talent that others on this list are. Nonetheless, he does project to be a solid big league player, something that every team would love to have.

Defensively he’s a wizard; one of the best in the league. If his bat develops to what it could be and you’re talking All-Star potential.

Almora is a luxury in the sense that the Cubs really don’t need him per se. Jason Heyward can always play center field and the team has other outfield options they can turn to. That means that the 23-year-old is probably brought up in many trade talks between the Cubs and other teams.

Since Almora figures to be the starting center fielder next season, the team might hold onto him. Once he gets everyday playing time then the Cubs will have a better understanding of what exactly they have in him. Is he a worthy replacement for Dexter Fowler? Or is he merely a utility player?

Almora was always kind of forgotten amongst the Cubs’ other prospects, or at least not held in as high of regard. In a trade package however, he could land just as big a haul as any other big name would.