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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6. Paul Sewald, Closer

Sticking with the Diamondbacks for a second; if they decide to shut it down and disperse their most valuable resources, then Paul Sewald, the team's closer, will be highly sought after. As mentioned before, the Cubs' bullpen needs are glaring, and bringing in a surefire reliever to help slam the door shut is something any team can use more of. The Cubs may be the most bullpen-needy team in the league among teams trying to compete, so look for Sewald's name to pop up in trade rumors with the Cubs as we get closer to the deadline.

5. Tanner Scott, Closer

The third closer on this list is Tanner Scott, also a member of the Miami Marlins. Theoretically, if the Cubs want to dazzle us with a blockbuster trade, they can head to Miami for a one-stop shop and pick up Luzardo and Scott. The price may be too much for Hoyer to stomach, but it's something to consider since he must address the team's needs as much as possible this summer. Scott has been much more effective lately, owning a 1.50 ERA, 3.97 FIP, and seven saves on the season.