No one knows what the 2020 season will bring. Regardless, there’s a chance the Chicago Cubs look to the future and trade away some key players.
Lately, I’ve taken to covering the news and rumors surrounding plans and scenarios being considered by professional sports leagues across the country. With the nation – and world – still caught in the throes of the COVID-19 epidemic, we’re all anxiously awaiting the return of some sense of normalcy. Obviously, sports would be a big step toward achieving that.
Before the events of recent weeks transpired, most Chicago Cubs fans were focused on their club getting things rolling in Cactus League action down in Arizona. For all we know, that’s where the Cubs will end up spending the entire season – but that’s not what we’re talking about here.
First-year manager David Ross was learning the ropes of being a big league skipper, rumors of contract extension talks between the Cubs and Javier Baez were buzzing and Kris Bryant trade speculations ran rampant incessantly.
So if and when baseball does return this year, you can expect a lot of these topics to resurface. With that in mind, there are three players who could find themselves on the trade block this summer as Theo Epstein looks toward a new era – one beyond this current core group of players.