3 Chicago Cubs players who could be traded by Opening Day

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Sep 8, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adrian Sampson (41) delivers
Sep 8, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adrian Sampson (41) delivers / Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

3 Chicago Cubs players who could be traded by Opening Day: Adrian Sampson

The Chicago Cubs have assembled a plethora of arms that are capable of filling a Major League Baseball starting rotation. That has led to speculation that the Cubs may look to move one of those arms in an effort to improve another spot on their roster. If that is the direction that the Cubs are headed, the pitcher that could be moved is Adrian Sampson.

Sampson posted a 3.11 ERA in a tick over 104 innings pitched with the Cubs last season. Entering the season, it appears that Sampson may begin the season in the starting rotation though that could be dependent on what the Cubs' plan is for prospect Hayden Wesneski.

If the Cubs were sold enough on Wesneski's run at the Major League during the last month of the season, Sampson could be moved if the Cubs are in a position where they can have a significant upgrade made to their offense.

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