Chicago Cubs: 5 superstars to trade this offseason

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Chicago Cubs Javieir Baez
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9. player. 9. . SS. Chicago Cubs. Javier Baez

The Chicago Cubs have gotten a lot out of Javier Baez. When he first came up, he legit looked like he was going to be a bust because he struggled to avoid striking out so much. He eventually figured it out and turned into one of the best players in all of baseball. He came in second for the MVP in 2018 and the only reason he didn’t win is that Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers had one of the best single seasons in recent memory.

Baez was amazing again in 2019 but he struggled in 2020. The 60 game COVID-19 season was not kind to him but it shouldn’t be used against him in terms of finding him a big contract. His offensive numbers were not good but his defense was magnificent. He was so good that he captured his first career Gold Glove Award for his play at shortstop.

He is going to bounce back in 2021 and nobody should doubt it. If the Cubs trade him, that will motivate him even more so many teams might offer up as much as possible for him. He was the one player mentioned in the tweet (probably because he is their best overall player) which shows that the Cubs are serious about retooling their roster.

It would be a shame to see the Cubs lose one of the key pieces of their sustained success but it might be for the best. He is on an expiring contract and will be wanting a lot of money in a very uncertain baseball economy so they might just trade him for assets.