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: #4 - Justin Turner

Longtime Los Angeles infielder Justin Turner packed away his Dodgers blues and donned Red Sox garb this spring - and he's continued to do what he's always done in his first year with Boston.

Capable of playing multiple infield positions, namely first and third, Turner has an .824 OPS on the season, due largely to being selective on the pitches he's attacking, evidenced by a chase rate that ranks in the 77th percentile and a whiff rate in the 86th.

The downside with Turner, and the reason I wonder if the Cubs might take a step back on adding him via trade is his age. He turns 39 in November and his deal has a player option for 2024. To this point, there's been no decline in his performance, but you're always running a risk when you're adding a guy near 40.