Chicago Cubs: 3 wild and risky trade packages for Shohei Ohtani

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The Chicago Cubs need to make a risk like this to land Shohei Ohtani in a trade.

The Chicago Cubs wuoldd love to add Shohei Ohtani. As mentioned before, he would be the ace of their staff. He would make the opening day start and be their game-one guy if they snuck into the playoffs. It doesn’t end there though.

Ohtani would come to Chicago and automatically be the best hitter on the team as well. He hits for power, contact, has great speed, and contributed with his bat in every positive way. Even on days that he has to play some outfield, he can do that too. He is truly amazing.

Ian Happ wasn’t traded by the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline when everyone thought that he would be. Now, the Cubs could look to deal him in the offseason. If he could be a part of a big trade package, they’d be all for it.

Kevin Alcantara currently sits as the number three prospect in the organization. He has a chance to be very good one day and those are the types of prospects that Los Angeles needs.

Ed Howard is a former first-round pick that hasn’t blossomed like we thought he would yet so he might be expendable. His ceiling is still very high which is what the Angels would be looking at in a deal.

Luke Little is their 27th prospect so he is just an extra player to throw in the trade in hopes that the Angels can develop him. It never hurts to add left-handed pitching.

Nobody is guaranteed a trade like this because Ohtani is the best player in the game that makes 30 million dollars a year. That is going to be hard to move for a variety of reasons but it is certainly being considered. If he is on the block, the Cubs should try.

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