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Rating the Cubs as a potential trade partner

Bucs Dugout's sister site in Chicago, Bleed Cubbie Blue, has a post this morning discussing the likelihood of a trade deadline deal with the Pirates (among other teams). While I think the assessment of our needs and whether the Cubs would be a good fit is generally pretty fair, I didn't see too much in their list of trade possibilities that interested me.

To wit, they offer the following scenarios:

Nate Schierholtz for Nick Kingham;

• Nate Schierholtz for Josh Bell;

• Matt Garza and Nate Schierholtz for Jameson Taillon;

• Matt Garza and Nate Schierholtz for Gregory Polanco; and,

David DeJesus for Tyler Glasnow.

I'd love to have Garza, but even if the Cubs pick up a bunch of his salary, he's still not a long-term option and I'm not trading Taillon's potential and affordability for a rent-a-pitcher. Schierholtz is an interesting piece, too, and I might consider a straight-up swap for Josh Bell, since there's no guarantee he makes it all the way to the majors. But I really hate dealing away potential power bats considering we have so few of them.

Thoughts?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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