MLB Trade Deadline: One move every team should make

Jun 30, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) takes relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (right) out of the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 30, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) takes relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (right) out of the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Must make trades for each National League Central team: Chicago Cubs

Trade idea: Get rid of the core

We fully understand how special it was. In 2016, the Chicago Cubs ended a World Series drought that lasted 108 years. Not only did they end their drought but they also became perpetual playoff contenders and bonafide contenders for the next few years. Fast forward to today, and they’re a mess.

It wasn’t that long ago where the Cubs were neck and neck with the Milwaukee Brewers for the top spot in the division. Unfortunately for them, they hit a gigantic pothole and lost ten games in a row. Their chances of making the playoffs are now slim to none. To make matters even worse, all of their top players, including Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant will all hit the free-agent market in the off-season.

Could everyone re-sign? There’s a possibility, but why chance it? There will be a long line of title contenders vying for each of their services. Trade them all now and get the best value that you can. Fans waited 108 years for a World Series. The wait won’t be as long if they make the right trades now and grab a few good young prospects.