5 Chicago Cubs trade proposals our readers think need to happen this off-season

The Chicago Cubs are expected to be active on the trade front this off-season and we asked our readers for their best trade ideas.

Sep 30, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Juan Soto (22) watches his
Sep 30, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Juan Soto (22) watches his / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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This would be a blockbuster trade for the Cubs as they would acquire a pitcher they can put at the top of their rotation in Shane Bieber and stabilize the backend of their bullpen with Emmanuel Clase.

The Guardians love to acquire pitching and they do receive a healthy offering of Javier Assad, Ben Brown, and Hayden Wesneski. Assad and Brown likely would be able to start the 2024 season in the Guardians' rotation.

It would seem that if the Cubs do trade Christopher Morel this off-season, it will be for pitching. While trading Morel for one season of Pete Alonso makes little sense, there would be value in the Cubs having a closer in Clase that has the potential to be under team control through 2028.

Chicago Cubs Trade Grade: B, this is an intriguing deal for the Cubs but Clase saw some regression ins his strikeout percentage this past season so that could be a concern.