Cubs Rumors: A look at the latest rumblings from the Hot Stove

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Cubs Rumors: Goldschmidt could tilt power balance in the Central

The Cardinals seem to be very interested in All-Star first baseman, according to Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This has been a rumor all offseason, but it seems talks have heated up. How this could affect the Cubs?

Well, Goldy has been at least a 5.0 WAR player in five of the last six seasons. He could fix the Cardinals’ apparent lack of an impact bat and drastically help improve their league-worst defense. The NL Central race could be a much tighter and feature four All-Star potential first basemen in Joey Votto, Anthony Rizzo, Jesus Aguilar and Goldschmidt.

Seattle isn’t done yet

While the Seattle Mariners continue their fire sale, Mitch Haniger could be the next to go, according to The Athletic (sub required). After watching them move Edwin Diaz, to say it’s not a possibility is foolish.

I don’t see the Cubs in here as Seattle is looking for minor league prospects. Though, could one of the Cubs young position players be a possibility? Doubtful. However, Haniger would be a nice addition to this Chicago ballclub.