Chicago Cubs: Five potential trades to make with AL Central clubs

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Supposedly, the Cubs are interested in trading. With anyone. In that vein, let’s look at some trades with the AL Central that could happen.

Some trades are about money. Some are about winning right now. Others are about winning in a few years. Sometimes, you’re just looking to bolster organizational depth. You know it and I know it. With that being said, we’re going to be going through each division with all of those possible trades in mind. Not for the Cubs per se, as my goal in every trade is to win.

I don’t really know (and probably never will) if that’s the order of the day for the Cubs front office, but that will be my goal. Every trade I propose will have the sole purpose of putting the Cubs in a better position to win now and possibly even going forward. You’re only promised today, so why worry about next year or 2022, right?

The first edition in this division by division trade series (out of six) was the American League East, but now it’s time to talk about the Central in my second edition, a decidedly different and less sparkly division.

This quest might be a little bit more difficult with some of the up-and-coming squads in the division, but we’ll do our best to make some fair and productive trades for the Cubs. Read on to see who the Cubs might target and be willing to give up for said targets.