Chicago Cubs Rumors: Grading reader submitted trade ideas

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The Major League Baseball offseason is here and the Chicago Cubs are expected to be active as the team has the goal of returning to contention in 2023. The Cubs have missed the postseason in each of the past two seasons and with plenty of financial resources available this offseason, the Cubs are expected to make significant additions to their Major League roster through free agency.

The Cubs have been linked to several high-priced free agents this offseason. At the shortstop position, the Cubs have been connected to each of the top four free agents with Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson having all had meetings with the team. The Cubs have also cast a wide net in their search for a new first baseman as the team has been connected to Jose Abreu, Josh Bell, and Trey Mancini. The Cubs' need in centerfield hasn't been overlooked either as the team has been monitoring the status of Cody Bellinger throughout the offseason.

The best part about the offseason is that it allows fans to speculate on the moves that the Cubs need to make in order to return to relevancy in Major League Baseball. That speculation often leads to fans drawing up different trade scenarios in an effort to improve the Cubs' Major League list. Here at Cubbies Crib, we wanted your trade ideas and your input on how the Cubs can improve this offseason. Over the course of the next few slides, we will take a look at the trades that were submitted and place our grades on the move.