5 players that could be on the trade block
The Chicago Cubs could be huge sellers at the trade deadline this yr if issues begin out slowly for them in the season.(*5*)
The Chicago Cubs have made a number of strikes this offseason in an effort to enhance in 2023. Lots of them are on short-term offers, although. Nonetheless, not less than on paper, it’s evident that they’re inferior to their division rivals the Milwaukee Brewers or, particularly, the St. Louis Cardinals, who signed former Cubs catcher Willson Contreras to an enormous free agent deal this offseason.
Because of this, the Cubs could look to trade just a few players in the first half of the season if the Cubs begin off poorly.
Listed below are 5 Chicago Cubs players that could be on the trade block this season.
Cubs that could be on the trade block: Beginning pitcher Marcus Stroman
Marcus Stroman is the greatest beginning pitcher that the Cubs have. Final season, he made 25 begins with an ERA of three.50, an ERA+ of 117, a 1.147 WHIP, and a median of two.3 walks and seven.7 strikeouts per 9 innings.
The Cubs simply signed him in the 2021-2022 offseason however he solely signed a two-year cope with a participant choice for 2024 so if he decides to not train that choice, he’s a free agent at the finish of the season.
The Cubs ought to look to try to prolong him for just a few extra years (he’ll be 32 in Might) but when they will’t, there’ll be 10-12 groups in search of a beginning pitcher and Stroman would slot properly in most rotations.