Chicago Cubs News: Jason Heyward to San Francisco? C’mon man!
The Chicago Cubs will be tossed around in rumors all offseason, for good or bad. The newest is Jason Heyward. To be honest, this is ridiculous for so many reasons.
This time of year, the Chicago Cubs seem to be tied to a lot of different trade rumors. If there’s one to be made, the Cubs will somehow be involved. One of the most recent is that of Jason Heyward to the San Francisco Giants for Mark Melancon and Jeff Samardzija. Primarily it would be a swap of bad contracts.
The only issue is, well, everything. While Samardzija is still a capable No. 3 or 4 in a rotation, Melancon would be no help at all. Injuries have set him back, and it appears that what he once had is gone. Also, Heyward has a full no-trade clause through next season. So good luck with that.
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