10 players who must be mentioned in Chicago Cubs trade rumors

If these teams look to sell at the trade deadline, the Chicago Cubs need to push their chips in.
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8. Jesus Luzardo, SP

Jesus Luzardo has long been rumored to be a trade chip for Miami if they can get the right price for him. With another disappointing season underway for the Marlins, the team will only lose value in him the less time he has on his contract remaining. It makes matters worse that Luzardo is having a bad year, with a 5.30 ERA. Being that he is in Miami, it's not surprising his FIP is down at 3.70, indicating he should be having a much better season than he is having. It will be interesting to see how much the Cubs buy into the sabermetrics here because, with 2.5 years left of control but a down season overall in progress, his pricetag may steer other teams away.

7. Christian Walker, 1B

After advancing to the World Series just a season ago, it's difficult to envision the Arizona Diamondbacks not picking up the pace as the season progresses. They currently sit five games below .500, and given how hard it will be to win the division over the Los Angeles Dodgers, they know that a Wild Card spot is likely their only outcome to make the postseason. Therefore, it will take a vigorous climb up the ladder for the team to push their chips in. Walker is a pending free agent and would be a crucial bat to the Cubs' lineup if they don't want to pay up for Pete Alonso.