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Rate the trade value of current Cubs

While I am as guilty as others about occasionally posting wild trade ideas, I thought this alternate format might be a helpful way to discuss our ideas for next year.  My claim is that the Cubs will probably deal one of their 10 most valuable trade candidates this Winter. 

The basic idea is to rank the trade value of the current players under Cubs control.  An EXACT ranking is probably futile, so I'll start with a four-tier division.  I'm leaving off any minor leaguers who haven't appeared in Chicago yet.  You can discuss them, too, if you like.

This isn't who you WANT to trade, or who you THINK will be traded, just an estimate of which players would bring the most in return.  Talent, health, cost, years under control would all matter.  Please critique and offer your own rankings. 

1. Most Valuable

Marmol, Soto, Lilly, Harden, Marshall

2. Somewhat Valuable

Zambrano, DeRosa, Theriot, Fontenot, Pie, Gaudin

3. Least Valuable

Fukudome, Cedeno, Cotts, Marquis, Blanco, Johnson, Wells, Hill

4. Minor Prospects

Hoffpauir, Wuertz, Ascanio, Hart, Guzman

No trade clause: Lee, Soriano, Ramirez, Samardzija

 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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