The Chicago Cubs (Diamond) Dynasty that could have been

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D.J. LeMahieu

Position: Third Base

Team: New York Yankees

Series: Incognito

Overall: 95

LeMahieu was the first major trade made in the Epstein era. It saw the Cubs trade LeMahieu and what would become his 30.6 career WAR for Ian Stewart and the 0.0 WAR he earned as a Cub in his one season with the team in 2012. If the Cubs already had Javy and LeMahieu, would they have looked for a different return than Addison Russell in the Samardzjia deal? How different could this team have looked? 

Either way, regardless of what the team would have done it’s not bad to have a double diamond at the hot corner. We chose not to go with Kris Bryant’s Charisma card on this one even though he’s no longer with the team and he’s a 99 in the game because his card IS a Cubs card and we’re going to do another piece that builds the best possible All-Cubs roster next week.