Cubs Rumors: Three trades they need to make before deadline
Chicago Cubs: We do have a DH position available now…
If you recall (and of course you do, because it was from the best Cubs year ever) in 2016, the Cubs gave up a stud prospect (Gleyber Torres) who was blocked entirely by other guys in Chicago to acquire the best closer in the game (Aroldis Chapman) from the Yankees.
It worked out pretty darn well for both teams. The Yanks punted the rest of the 2016 season and resigned Chapman in the offseason after he helped the Cubs get to and win the World Series.
Oh, and that Torres guy- yeah, he turned out to be pretty good.
Fast Forward to 2020. The Yankees have a guy rotting on their bench most days (although he did play last night thanks to injuries to both Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge), who can go 3-for-3 with a bomb, double and five RBI. The Yankees have yet to commit to the 25-year-old they got in the Andrew Miller trade from 2016, even though all indications point to Clint Frazier being able to lace baseballs consistently.