Chicago Cubs: 5 potential trades for a bullpen arm

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Lou Trivino has been great so far for a struggling Athletics team. If they are sellers at the deadline, the Cubs should package a trade offer.

The Chicago Cubs could get some young bullpen talent in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. Lou Trivino, 27, was drafted in the 11th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the A’s. He made his major league debut last season in August.

He appeared in 69 games last season and struck out 82 batters in 74.0 innings to the tune of a 2.92 ERA. Trivino did walk 31 batters last season, but has walked just one batter in 12.2 innings this season.

He has a lively four-seam fastball that reaches the upper 90’s and features secondary pitches consisting of a sinker, cutter, and changeup. Trivino does a great job of mixing up his pitches and varies his speed from near 100 mph all the way down to the high 70’s, so he is able to fool batters.

Because he still has not had a full season under his belt, the Cubs should be able to offer a low-level prospect to get this deal done. Looking at the Athletic’s top prospects, they are loaded with with pitching and middle infield prospects. However, the lack anything at first base and have Kendrys Morales manning first base in the big leagues, but he is 35 years old.

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Tyler Durna is an intriguing prospect that I think the Athletics would be interested in. He was drafted in the 15th round of the 2018 MLB Draft and is currently with the Single-A South Bend team. Durna, 22, is slashing 0.293/0.338/0.391 with one home-run,15 RBI’s and just five strikeouts in 20 games.

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Which trade package are you in favor of?