If Cubs rebuild, they could trade Yu Darvish to one of these teams

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Cubs, White Sox could make a deal that shakes up the landscape

The last team that could be a fit is the, dare I say it, the White Sox. The Sox are coming off a special regular season and are in position to make even more noise in 2021. However, we saw the need for depth in their starting rotation once the postseason arrived.

Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel and Dylan Cease are three names that can hold their own in that rotation and the hope is that Michael Kopech will become a staple when healthy, but the back end needs something and Darvish would be the guy to take this group to the next level.

The offensive talent along with the youth is there and if they can fill out the pitching staff, they can become serious World Series contenders. What would be interesting is if the Cubs could bring back some young talent back to the North Side, essentially in a move that runs opposite to what went down in the Jose Quintana trade.

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The Cubs would be smart to see what type of return Darvish would bring. Entertaining the idea of trading their ace would be the right thing to do as the team explores all of their options this offseason. The chances of moving the ace are low, but new president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer should do his homework to see what’s out there.