Chicago Cubs: Four possible trades within the National League Central

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In the most inherently difficult set of trades in my six-part series, I postulate on possible trades the Chicago Cubs could make within the NL Central.

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?

After covering possible trades with the entire American League (East, Central, West) in previous weeks and the NL East last week, it’s time to look in a place that looks a lot like home. Maybe because it is.  This week’s set of trades comes home to the National League Central, a division that will be hard-pressed to find willing and plausible trade partners for the Cubs. Nevertheless, the show must go on and propose trades we must. At least until some actual Cubs news occurs.