Chicago Cubs: Five potential trades to make with the National League West
By Bill Quinn
In the last of a six-part series featuring prospective trades with every team in baseball, Kris Bryant takes center stage in several real-life rumors that could see the former MVP in a different city.
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 and Central, it’s time to tackle the last division in this six part series on possible offseason trades. It’s sad to see the end of this series, but even The Wire and The Sopranos had to come to an end at some point. Hopefully, the last in this series leaves you hoping to walk through a garden of ivy in a couple of months… and even if no trades happen this offseason, don’t stop believin’ in the Cubbies and new manager David Ross in 2020.
As promised, let’s get this thing started with some serious rumors and discussion from the Mile High City.