Most likely to be traded?

Which player is most likely to be traded before opening day 2018?

Kyle Schwarber
10
19%
Ian Happ
39
72%
Albert Almora
3
6%
Javier Baez
0
No votes
Addison Russell
2
4%
 
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Most likely to be traded?

Postby SeldomSeen » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:52 pm

Simple poll: which player is most likely to be included in a trade before opening day, 2018?
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Re: Most likely to be traded?

Postby Tim » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:09 pm

Depends too much on what the team they want to trade with needs back / likes the most. I think that Happ and Schwarber are the most likely to be headed out, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Almora or even Javy be traded.
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Re: Most likely to be traded?

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:23 pm

I think Happ is most likely. I think in the end nobody gets traded and that would be my bet. I think they like (rightfully so) all of Schwarbs, Javy, Almora and Russell (Russell is nearly untouchable to me) too much that they wouldn’t be moved for anything less than a Archer, DeGrom or Stroman level pitcher.
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Re: Most likely to be traded?

Postby David » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:41 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I think Happ is most likely. I think in the end nobody gets traded and that would be my bet. I think they like (rightfully so) all of Schwarbs, Javy, Almora and Russell (Russell is nearly untouchable to me) too much that they wouldn’t be moved for anything less than a Archer, DeGrom or Stroman level pitcher.


I'm pretty damn sure one of those guys gets traded this winter...and I agree in thinking that Happ is most likely. On top of Theo pretty much saying he would (about as explicitly as one could possibly expect, at least), he also made it reasonably clear that their intent is to acquire 2 starters, in saying that they expect Montgomery to be in a swing role again next year. Obviously, they could sign two, but I'm not sure that's their preferred avenue at this point.
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Re: Most likely to be traded?

Postby Gilby » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am

I voted Happ because I think he's the best blend of having value for other teams while still being replaceable by the Cubs' depth. In the grand scheme, I don't know how much Schwarber or Almora would even bring back right now. That said, I think the pitchers I'd be willing to move Happ for would require the Cubs giving up a lot more with Happ. So I wouldn't be completely shocked if one of the shortstops gets traded for that #2 type pitcher since it'd be easier to find a real backup shortstop (not Freeman) in the offseason.
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Re: Most likely to be traded?

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:05 pm

Should be changed to "Who will be traded in the offseason?"
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Re: Most likely to be traded?

Postby weis21 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:24 pm

sign and trade with jake imo
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