Author Topic: Cubs in '20  (Read 41044 times)

craig

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2019, 09:23:59 pm »
Ron, basically it's Schwarber, Bryant, Baez, or Contreras as the four core guys who might be hypothetically considered for trade in order to bring back impact talent. 

I'd consider the "core personnel" to be the following guys:
1.  "studs", which would be Baez, Bryant, Contreras, and Rizzo. 
2.  Add Schwarber as you suggest, now with his great second-half and breakout season. 
3.  Darvish and Hendricks would also be core. That's 7. 
4.  Heyward and Lester are 2016-2020 starters; not "core" in being long-term future assets.  But kinda "core" in that they've been around for all 4 or 5 years; will surely be around next year; and are "core" from a budget-perspective. 

So, that's 9 core-guys. 

I think Theo is looking to consider moving one of those 9 guys. 

But he's not able to move Lester or Heyward; he won't want to move Hendricks or Darvish; and he won't want to move Rizzo. 

So basically that leaves Schwarber, Bryant, Baez, or Contreras as the four core guys who might be hypothetically considered for trade in order to bring back impact talent.  Baez seems awfully unlikely, too.

It might happen, and it will be exciting and scary and a big deal and kind of disappointing if he does move any one of those guys. But I think there's a very real possibility that Theo won't get fair value for any of those four, and that the "changes" will occur with the other supporting personnel.