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Sharma goes on to suggest moving Zobrist to a contender for prospects. This would then give them some money to sign a top-tier reliever, like Andrew Miller, for example. this would also allow them to sign someone like Michael Brantley or Nick Markakis. This possibility would involve a lot of different scenarios to happen, but it’s not the worst idea.
After all, The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal claimed Tuesday the Cubs are not active in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes. If the Cubs are truly not pursuing him (who knows), they need to do something to help shake up the roster. This isn’t to say they aren’t because you never know, maybe Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are letting Harper’s market play out? But right now, it seems unlikely.
As for Zobrist, I’d rather keep him because of what he’s brought to the clubhouse over the last three seasons, but I am open to considering moving him for the right price. The Cubs will not receive any top-tier prospects for him but the front office knows they need to get their farm system back in order, especially while their young core grows older and more costly.