Chicago Cubs: Five potential trades to consider with the NL East
Continuing my division-by-division trade series, we shift our attention to deals the Chicago Cubs could make within the National League East.
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 three editions in this division by division trade series (out of six) brought you propositions from the American League East, AL Central, and the AL West. This week, it’s time to discuss some trades with the Senior Circuit – specifically a division where trade rumors with the Cubs abound, but little usually gets done – the National League East.
With two teams (the Nationals and Braves) rumored to be interested in Kris Bryant specifically, this could actually be a division the Cubs do some real deals with… or maybe the propositions in this article will be the only deals you see made with the NL East this offseason. Let’s get to it.