Cubs Rumors: New York Yankees maintain interest in Kyle Schwarber
Chicago Cubs: It’s a matter of when, not if the team makes a move
With half of December still to go, it seems like a foregone conclusion at this point. Chicago is going to make at least one, if not multiple, significant moves this offseason. The Cubs “are open to trading nearly every one of their players,” according to Rosenthal – which comes as no surprise to anyone who follows the team.
After winning 95 games but losing to Colorado in the 2018 Wild Card game, we (and apparently Theo Epstein) wrote it off as a fluke. But coming off just 84 regular season wins this year and missing the postseason entirely, some long overdue change is coming to this team.
Schwarber could fit with the Yankees. But they’re not the only team that will have interest in a guy who put together a scorching second half, finishing the year with a career-high 38 home runs and a .997 OPS after the All-Star Break. Many clubs will undoubtedly pick up the phone with interest in the former first-rounder. As always, it comes down to teams lining up – which is easier said than done.
Do I think the Cubs ultimately trade Schwarber to the Yankees? Probably not. But this latest report shows that Epstein is indeed leaving all options on the table – from shopping a former MVP to rekindling three-year-old discussions with New York. Whatever it takes to get the team back playing in October come 2020.