4 White Sox players who could be Cubs trade targets this winter

The South Side is open for business - and the Cubs, along with the rest of the league, will surely at least do their due diligence when it comes to possible trade opportunities.

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4 White Sox players who could be Cubs trade targets this winter - #1: Luis Robert would be a lineup-altering answer in center field

Hands-down the White Sox' most valuable asset, center fielder Luis Robert is coming off a big year on the South Side - winning his first Silver Slugger and earning his first All-Star selection in 2023. The outfielder turned in a 5.0 fWAR campaign and is just 26 years old, under team control through 2027 via team options.

The cost to acquire Robert would be astronomical - and I have a hard time believing Hoyer would pony up what it would take to bring him to the North Side, especially with top prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong knocking on the door, poised to roam center field at Wrigley for years to come.

But the Cubs need run producers and Robert has shown that, even with little to no supporting cast, he's capable of being just that. Hoyer has the prospect capital he'd need to pull off such a blockbuster, but this is easily the longest shot of the bunch because of all the reasons I just outlined.

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