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

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Chicago Cubs: After years of speculation, could Norris become a Cub?

Daniel Norris is a guy the Cubs have supposedly targeted in the past to no avail. Still just 26 years old, is it possible a relocation to a winning team and veteran club could spur the left-hander to new heights?

While Norris has just two more years of team control, the Tigers aren’t winning any time soon. Knowing that, any money they can get rid of right now is a good thing. Any prospects they can get back is also good for them.

With Norris scheduled to make about $3 million in 2020, perhaps the Cubs could entice a trade with some prospects. With Norris on board, the Cubs could then go about finding a trade partner for their own former AL Central left-hander Jose Quintana.

Doing this would save the Cubs some money and allow them to go get some bullpen help, or squeeze back under the luxury tax threshold. In order to make this happen, pitching prospects Ryan Jensen and Justin Steele would be going to the Tigers along with infielder Chase Strumpf. This move doesn’t include any of the Cubs top five prospects and it could help them shed some more salary in 2020.