6 Cubs trade deadline targets, ranked from likely to long shots

If the Cubs wind up buying at the trade deadline, here are some possible names to keep an eye on.
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6 Cubs trade targets, ranked most likely to least likely: #5 - Jeimer Candelario

Would it be a trade deadline if we weren't talking about bringing a former Cubs player back into the fold? At least we're not sitting here making ridiculous suggestions like bringing back Kris Bryant or Javier Baez. No, instead, it's old friend Jeimer Candelario.

The switch-hitting corner infielder is having himself quite the age-29 season with the Washington Nationals, with 27 doubles and a 125 OPS+ on the year. A pure rental as he's on a one-year deal, Candelario is going to be a hot commodity in the weeks to come.

Of course, Candelario made his big league debut for that 2016 Cubs team and played in a handful of games with the club the following year before being sent off to Detroit in the deal that netted Justin Wilson and Alex Avila.

Given the questions Chicago has on both corners of the infield, adding a switch-hitting power bat with some defensive versatility would check a major box on this team's to-do list.