5 absolutely wild Chicago Cubs trade possibilities from Jim Bowden

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Javier Baez joins Tim Anderson on the South Side

With Nick Madrigal sidelined for the rest of the year, the Chicago White Sox have a glaring hole at second base. This team looks like it’s on cruise control with October set in the GPS, but come October, such a weakness could prove costly.

What better way to quash the Tim Anderson-Javier Baez comparison than having them team up down the stretch with one united goal: bringing a World Series championship to the South Side.

I’m not here to tell you this is a wholly unrealistic proposal. The Sox still have some young talent that the Cubs might like to get their hands on and, if Chicago can’t work out a long-term extension with its shortstop ahead of July 30, you know Baez would love to stay in the Windy City – even if that might mean playing for the other team.

Whether or not he truly wants $200 million in his next deal, Baez undoubtedly has the potential to make his presence felt in a huge way. We saw that back in 2018, when he put the Cubs on his back en route to a runner-up finish in NL MVP voting.

This is one of those ideas that makes sense logically, but, like I said, will rub folks who love their Cubs the wrong way if for no other reason than because it involves the White Sox.