Chicago Cubs: Suarez and Baez blowing bubbles on the left side in ’20?
All that being said, it’s highly unlikely the small-market Reds want to part with him on that deal and in the middle of a contention window, even with the somewhat curious addition of Moustakas. If it were a possibility though, this one would hurt- it would require one of the Cubs top three prospects in addition to some other solid prospects.
With the Reds struggling to keep catchers healthy and productive, my guess is they’d prefer Miguel Amaya out of the Cubs top guys. In order to get this deal done, the Cubs would need to send Amaya and two other prospects of value – I threw in a future third baseman to replace what they had in 20-year-old Christopher Morel and 18-year-old pitcher Richard Gallardo.
It might take one more prospect, or even a major league ready guy like University of Cincinnati-product Ian Happ to get it done, but this is a deal the Cubs would absolutely want to make if they end up trading Bryant once his service time grievance has been resolved. Heck, if there’s any truth to the notion of picking up Arenado and moving Bryant to the outfield, why not go after Suarez even if they keep KB?