The Chicago Cubs are willing to move almost any veteran on their roster. What players should the Seattle Mariners pursue?
According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Chicago Cubs are open to shaking up its roster and unloading some veterans. The Cubs are in an interesting spot because former Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein resigned days after the rumors of trading away veterans surfaced. Chicago also finished first in the National League Central, so it is not like the team is currently in the process of rebuilding. But, the organization is moving towards a “state of transition.” As the Seattle Mariners look to finish the rebuild process soon, could the Mariners land some experienced Cubs players?
Seattle Mariners general manager and Vice-President of Baseball Operations has done an incredible job of accumulating young talent. The rebuild process has decreased the Mariners’ salary significantly since Dipoto took over, allowing the team to sign and trade for expensive talent. With that being said, the Mariners now have the leverage to turn young prospects into star players, and the Cubs could be a great team to work with.
There are five Chicago Cubs players that would make sense for Dipoto and the Seattle Mariners. Acquiring some of these players would require a significant overhaul but it could be worth it. As unlikely as some of these trades may seem, I do not think it is too far off from reality.