Chicago Cubs should consider these three trade proposals this winter

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We know Wade Davis makes a lot of sense for the Chicago Cubs at closer. But in case the unthinkable happens, we present three hypothetical trade scenarios.

Recently we discussed potential free agent closers for the Chicago Cubs. Now we take a look at potential trades the Cubs could theoretically make regarding the future of who finishes the ninth inning should Wade Davis not return.

During the last few postseasons, the important of the bullpen has loomed large. For the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman proved to be a difference-maker in 2016. The Kansas City Royals rode strong relief pitching to two-consecutive World Series appearances – and one title – earlier in the decade. When it comes to October, relief pitching wins championships. Period.

There isn’t an in-house option that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. With that in mind, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer may be wheeling and dealing in the coming months.