MLB insider predicts the Cubs to address major needs at MLB Trade Deadline

This would mean a level of aggression from Jed Hoyer that hasn't been seen before.
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By every indication, the Chicago Cubs have ruled out being sellers at the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline next month.

Despite the Cubs being nearly as bad as the Chicago White Sox over the course of the past 36 games, the fact means the North Siders' hot start during the month of April has them teetering with being one of the Wild Card teams in a mediocre National League and still within shouting distance of the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the NL Central.

Just because the Cubs won't be sellers at the deadline doesn't mean the team will be buyers. If the Cubs' next 36 games are as bad as the previous 36 games, they will likely stand pat at the deadline instead of making any significant additions.

If there is hope to be had, it's that national insiders such as Jon Heyman of the New York Post still have the Cubs being aggressive at the MLB Trade Deadline. In his prediction of where some of the available players will land at the deadline, Heyman has the Cubs landing both first baseman Pete Alonso and catcher Elias Diaz.

The MLB Trade Deadline will be a major test for Jed Hoyer.

Of all the Major League Baseball insiders, Heyman has been the one to push Alonso to the Cubs the most. The Cubs made an overture at acquiring Alonso at the Trade Deadline last season but the New York Mets may be more inclined to move the slugging first baseman this year considering he is a free agent after the season.

Meanwhile, adding a catcher is becoming a priority for the Cubs considering the offensive and defensive struggles of both Miguel Amaya and Yan Gomes. Diaz, currently dealing with a calf injury, would be a move that the Cubs can make sooner as opposed to later considering the Rockies are likely ready to sell.