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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What a massive trade this would be as the Cubs would, in theory, land their ace in George Kirby, who is under team control until 2029.

Kirby was phenomenal in his sophomore season as he posted a 4.4 fWAR with 120 ERA+ in 31 starts for the Seattle Mariners. Given Kirby's trajectory, they would need to get a haul and this was a unique way to accomplish that.

For as much of a ceiling that Kirby has, including both Pete Crow-Armstrong and Kevin Alcantara likely would be a steep ask of the Cubs. One of the Cubs' two top outfield prospects would have to be included in this deal and it's likely that if Brown is the pitching prospect, the Cubs would need to add one more from the group of Jordan Wicks, Javier Assad, and Hayden Wesneski.

Chicago Cubs Trade: D, this would be a fun trade and Kirby certainly would be a great addition to the starting rotation but including both Crow-Armstrong and Alcantara seems like an overpay in terms of the headline piece of the package.

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