Chicago Cubs: What the future holds for the Cubs core

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The Chicago Cubs’ front office has made it clear that the team may have to trade away players on the roster to stay competitive. What does that mean for this young core?

The Chicago Cubs‘ season ended with a brutal 4-1 series whooping by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Some may even call it a humbling reminder that dynasties are so hard to come by. No matter how you put it though, the Cubs’ season is over.

The Cubs would love to get back to the World Series. However, that doesn’t just happen. Though they certainly have the talent, it’ll take some tweaking of the roster to achieve that goal.

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“I certainly think we have major league talent to move if we are able to find the right deals,” Theo Epstein told reporters after the series.

Epstein made it clear that they have the talent in the farm system to make deals without touching the major league roster. However, if they want to get back to world championship status they’re going to have to compromise.

That may very well mean parting with some of the players we’ve all come to know and love. Here we’ll discuss just how certain members of the team’s young core fits into the club’s future plans.