Chicago Cubs News: Door open for Ross, Cubs may trade from MLB depth

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With the possibility of the Chicago Cubs’ Dave Martinez leaving to take the Nats job, the door could be open for David Ross. And if the Cubs want pitching they may have to deal from the depth on their roster, not the farm system.

It’s long overdue for the Chicago Cubs Dave Martinez to get a managerial job. Now, I don’t know that he’ll want the Washington Nationals job. While he would inherit a roster of solid players, it’s World Series or bust in D.C. That might not be the opportunity he’s looking for. But if he leaves, that could open the door for David Ross to return to the dugout as a coach for the Cubs.

The Cubs farm system isn’t what it once was, but there’s still talent there. But when it comes to trying to trade for big name pitching? It’s going to need to come from the MLB roster–something that Theo Epstein was prepared for. As a fan, you never want to see your team “broken up.” But the Cubs need pitching, and one of the talented core guys might be the only way to get it.

The Cubs will undoubtedly get some votes in the year-end awards but will fall well short of winning any of them. But even with that said, the Cubbies Crib staff put in their vote for Manager of the Year, MVP and Cy Young. While there weren’t any unanimous pick, in the end, we all were on the same path. So while there will be no Cubs, come check out who we thought would take the awards for both leagues.

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