Chicago Cubs Rumors: Do Jean Segura, Edwin Diaz make sense in a trade?

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Cubs Rumors: It’s a waiting game for now

No one knows if Theo Epstein and Jerry Dipoto will hook up on a deal this offseason. Any Cubs rumors board is purely speculative – at least at this point. Of course, the Cubs and Mariners made a deal a few years back, swapping Dan Vogelbach for Mike Montgomery, who has gone on to become an integral piece of the Chicago staff.

But with Seattle looking for young, controllable talent and Chicago seeking reinforcements up and down the roster, at least on paper, this makes a ton of sense. The Cubs need to win now – and can no longer afford to keep playing the ‘what if’ game with some of these young players.

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Proven assets are a rare commodity – and if Epstein has a chance to get a Diaz or Segura, he needs to pull the trigger. It won’t take a Bryce Harper or Manny Machado to get this team back to the World Series. It could just take another deal with the Seattle Mariners to get the Cubs over the hump and back to the Fall Classic in 2019.