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Trade No. 2

This is taken me some time to really think through. What position do the Chicago Cubs need to fill with better production? Shortstop. Addison Russell is a great defensive player, but his plate presence is worse than Jason Heyward. And yet, no one wants to say that.

The good thing is the Cubs have great infield depth. Moving Russell lets Javier Baez move to short. Then Ben Zobrist and/or Ian Happ can cover second. Zobrist showed his age a bit last year, but I want to think it was more injury than anything else. Just let me think that…

But, what if the Cubs made a trade? Who could they get?

Brian Dozier.

Maybe the Minnesota Twins were a bit of a fluke last year. No one expected them to contend like they did. If they wish to continue, they need help in pitching. While I hate to say this … send Zobrist. The Twins are young and could use a veteran to lead them. Send Rondon with him and the deal could work.

Believe it or not, Dozier hit leadoff for the Twins. He only hit 34 homeruns. The average was a mediocre .269, but a .357 on-base percentage helps. Did I mention 34 home runs. Oh, and 93 RBI.

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It is a long shot, but it could just work.