Chicago Cubs Rumors: A trade for this superstar may fix the Cubs offensive woes

The Chicago Cubs have been mediocre at best offensively recently, and acquiring Bo Bichette would give the team the jolt that it needs to get back on track.
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The Chicago Cubs have struggled mightily with the bat lately, scoring just 17 runs in their last seven games for an average of less than 2.5 runs per game. 

At one point or another this season, they’ve had a majority of their regulars either hit the injured list like Cody Bellinger and Seiya Suzuki, go into a slump like Michael Busch and Ian Happ are in right now, or both in the case of Dansby Swanson.

Needless to say, the Cubs are wasting a strong showing from their pitching staff to begin the season. While a lot of the early blame could be placed on the failures of the bullpen, the target now appears to be clearly aimed at the lineup and the Cubs have pulled just about every lever they can to try to improve except one.

The Cubs must consider trading for a proven star.

President of Baseball Operations, Jed Hoyer, has already stated that he’s interested in making a trade earlier this season than he may have been in the past. 

While a trade for Justin Verlander may have made sense a few weeks ago, and a trade for Mason Miller may unfortunately never make sense, the trade that the Cubs have to look to make is for a middle-of-the-order bat that they can trust to drive in runs. 

Luckily for the Cubs, the Toronto Blue Jays are off to a rocky start and they have two such stars that recent rumors reportedly may be made available if the right trade package comes along with SS Bo Bichette and 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 

Bichette has the range and arm strength to play a competent third base, and he’s been connected with the Cubs in the past. While he’s struggled this season to a .230/.289/.333 slash line with just two homers, he’s never had a season in his six-year career in which he carried less than a .290 batting average, so there’s reason to expect a bounceback.

If the Cubs were to make a deal to acquire the 26-year-old Bichette, he’d remain under team control through the 2025 season before hitting free agency.

The prospect cost to acquire Bichette may be high, but it’s worth remembering that no matter how many players the Cubs have on a top prospects list, they’ll never have enough room on the roster for all of them.

Beyond that, once they get called up, there’s no guarantee of success. Just ask Pete Crow-Armstrong, Alexander Canario, Luke Little, and Matt Mervis, who have all been called up and subsequently demoted back to Triple-A Iowa this season.