Cubs are setting up for a potentially massive winter

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The Cubs can add enough farm talent to trade for Juan Soto

A package of Baty or Triantos, Caleb Kilian, Kevin Alcantara, and Cristian Hernandez would be a decent starting point for a deal with the Nationals. With how heavily the Cubs attacked pitching in the draft earlier this week, they could even part with more pitching prospects to sweeten the pot.

Aside from Jordan Wicks and DJ Herz, the Cubs should be willing to move almost any pitching prospect in the organization. They have added enough arms to provide depth through the ranks and could look to flip some of them for a bat, which would make the most sense.

Their first two selections from this year’s draft, Cade Horton and Jackson Ferris, will both probably land among the top-15 prospects in the organization once the rankings are updated. That would give Chicago seven pitching prospects at the top of their rankings to go along with Keegan Thompson and Justin Steele already in the big leagues.

Caleb Kilian was the prize of the Kris Bryant trade last summer and could be flipped for another big name if the Cubs get aggressive, which they should. It is time to spend the money and make this club competitive at the highest level.

They could possibly acquire Juan Soto and have a farm system that still features Brennan Davis, Brett Baty, DJ Herz, Cade Horton, Jackson Ferris, Brailyn Marquez, and Jordan Wicks. That would give the Cubs plenty of ammo to either make another splash in the winter or hold off and get a final piece at next year’s deadline.