Three Chicago Cubs who’ll be gone by All-Star break

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Chicago Cubs, Craig Kimbrel
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The Chicago Cubs might be able to take advantage of Craig Kimbrel playing well.

Craig Kimbrel has had an awful tenure with the Chicago Cubs. Before his arrival, he was one of the best relief pitchers in the history of the sport. He was a rookie of the year, a seven-time all-star, and a World Series title. It is definitely a career to be proud of for him and he may even find himself in the Hall of Fame someday.

Things haven’t been great for him in a Cubs uniform but have gotten off to a great start in 2021. He has not given up a run, has a 1.67 WHIP, ten strikeouts, and three saves so far this season. Before he starts to fall off again, the Cubs should be selling high on him. He might not even fall off and really be able to help a team that needs a good closer for this season.

The Cubs aren’t going to need him if their offense keeps trending down because they aren’t going to be leading a lot of games late. Someone might offer the Cubs a nice package before July and that would relieve them of his contract. He is certainly a candidate to be gone before we reach the All-Star break. Trading a player like this isn’t a lock right now but it could certainly happen.