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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4. Jack Flaherty, SP

Shifting to the American League, Jack Flaherty is having a solid redemption season with the Detroit Tigers. Long story short, the Tigers do not look to be making the postseason picture at this juncture, and given what Flaherty could yield in trade value, and like most players signed to one-year deals, odds are he will be moved at the deadline as a rental for another team. He owns a 3.22 ERA, 2.70 FIP, and 94 Ks in 72.2 IP. Many teams will be after him, so it will be interesting to see how much the Cubs will be willing to pay in prospect currency to obtain his services.

3. Alex Bregman, 3B

The defense at the hot corner has been the worst in the league, and it must be taken care of soon to round out a Cubs team that otherwise can be very solid defensively. Bregman currently has a 96% fielding percentage, and with him being on a contract year, plus the Astros not being as competitive as usual, it will be interesting to see what Houston does regarding its long-tenured third base superstar. Of course, we hope the offense rebounds a little, as he is batting just .235 but has accumulated a 1.5 WAR. Two years ago, the Cubs and Astros almost pulled off a trade that Dusty Baker famously refused, so it remains to be seen if the teams now have a soured relationship or if it will make it easier to put the framework in place.