There Will be One More Significant Move at the Trade Deadline
Even if the team is performing like a well-oiled machine, a significant trade, likely involving a young, controllable pitcher, will occur at the trade deadline. Actually, let me say that especially if the team is performing well, this will happen. This is not just a run to win the division, or a hope for the playoffs. This is all-in to change the face of Chicago Cubs baseball now, and forever. This is the year. They can play down the significance of this particular season, but they spent hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure they come out on top, and there is not a person on that team, or in that organization, that doesn’t feel it tingling deep inside. I’ve been waiting for this year since around 1965… when I first started actually listening to baseball games with my grandfather instead of falling asleep halfway through. There is one more big surprise coming before we hit August. It might involve Baez or Coghlan, who deserve to be starters, or Soler, depending on how his season starts, but I believe in my gut that it is more likely to involve prospects. The Cubs have a very strong rotation, but going into the playoffs and on toward the World Series, they need a lock-down forget about it rotation, and I believe they will go after whatever they feel will give them that.