Chicago Cubs: Potential Trade Packages for Bryce Harper

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Trade Package Number Two:

In the last package, the Cubs gave up quality over quantity.

By giving up three valuable pieces, arguably their top-three pieces of value, the Cubs would be taking a huge risk for just two months of Harper.

This time around, the Cubs still take a few risks. However, this one’s a little bit more about quantity over quality.

Amaya headlines this deal. A deal doesn’t happen without him; plain and simple. The Nationals would need at least one Top-100 prospect for Harper, because thats what other teams are going to offer as well.

Parting with Amaya will hurt, but Willson Contreras is the Cub’s catcher for the next several years. Amaya is blocked at the major league level.

The leading major league asset in this deal, the Nationals would acquire Ian Happ. The Cubs 2015 first-rounder, Happ has struggled a bit in 2018, splitting time with Almora in center. A Harper trade would force someone out, and the Nationals would want at least one major league player in return. Almora is much more valuable than Happ, but the Cubs would be fine with parting with him, especially since he’d be position less.

Rather than parting with their top pitching prospect, the Cubs would part with their second and third-best pitching prospects.

Alex Lange, the Cubs 2016 first-rounder, has put together a strong season in High-A. The Nationals, who’s farm system lacks pitching, would love Lange to be the headlining pitcher in the deal.

The Cubs third-best pitching prospect, Brailyn Marquez is a 19-year old lefty. With a big fastball and deadly curveball, Marquez could be a serious sleeper for the future.

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Regardless of future ramifications, a move to acquire Bryce Harper would be one of the most memorable in Cubs history. In the midst of a competitive playoff push, Harper would catapult the Cubs to being World Series favorites out of the National League.

Sit back, Cubs fans. It all goes down by 3 O’clock.