Saturday, June 22, 2013

Are We A Trade Match With The Chicago Cubs?

The Cubs came out with the same announcement just a few days after the Yankees did stating that they are "open for business" when it comes to making trades. Neither team looks like they are willing to sit on their hands and wait for the trade deadline, or even the All Star Game, to come before moving players. Do these two teams have a fit that we may see unfold later this month and next? Let's take a closer look.

Let's be real here and start by saying that guys like Jeff Samardzija, Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro, and Jorge Soler are not going anywhere. That is definitely the Cubs core and it is a great core and the Cubs would be fools to get rid of any of these players unless they got back a package that they could just not refuse, i.e. Giancarlo Stanton based package. The Cubs will more than likely move big contracts and aging veterans for young guys as the youth movement continues up in Chicago behind Theo Epstein but what veterans are matches for the Yankees?

Shawn Camp has been terrible and has a bloated ERA above seven so he is staying put with the Cubs whether they like it or not. Guys like Arodys Vizcaino (Yankees prospect humper alert!), Scott Baker, Kyuji Fujikawa, and Steve Clevenger are all on the 60 day DL and will probably stay put with Chicago as well. The Cubs still have plenty of veterans and team friendly contracts that they are wanting to move with them not competing this season so I fully expect the Yankees and the Cubs to make at least one deal this trade deadline season.

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