Cubs Rumors: Roenis Elias could be a quality option at the trade deadline

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Cubs Rumors: With the trade deadline approaching, the Chicago Cubs will likely be ‘buyers’ as they gear up for what is sure to be a chaotic second half to the season.

One name, in particular, Roenis Elias, has been linked to the club as a potential trade target.

Welcome to trade deadline season where the rumors are hot, and teams seek to go all out in an attempt to make themselves better. The Chicago Cubs are one team in the thick of it all and are more than likely to add a few pieces before the calendar flips to August.

Adding Craig Kimbrel back in June became the mid-season talk of the town and can hopefully act as a catalyst to another deep October run. However, the Cubs do not seem to be done as in the coming weeks there is a high chance some new faces arrive in the Windy City.

One such name is Elias. After a blazing hot start out of the gate, the Mariners now find themselves in dead last in the American League West and, knowing the track record of General Manager Jerry Dipoto, will likely be sellers at the deadline. It could be a prime opportunity for Chicago to swoop in and make a deal.