Chicago Cubs News: Update on a Sean Murphy Trade
Toward the end of the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings last week, the Cubs began to be mentioned as a potential trade suitor for Oakland Athletics' catcher Sean Murphy, Murphy, who has. similar offensive profile to Willson Contreras, also would be a defensive upgrade at the position but given the years remaining of team control, a trade would not be cheap for any team including the Cubs.
Sharma offered this update on Sunday morning:
"Murphy would fill the obvious hole at catcher and could equal Contreras’ production at the plate while providing better defense and the aspects of the position the Cubs currently desire. Are the Cubs willing to give up the prospect price? That seems like a long shot in this instance. Like Correa, it’s worth monitoring, but also isn’t the likely route. "- The Athletic
This is likely where the uncertainty surrounding outfield prospects Brennen Davis and Alexander Candario impacts the Cubs' ability to make a major trade this offseason. If the Cubs had more clarity surrounding each prospect's injury status, then they likely would be more of a legitimate option for a player like Murphy.