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It’s trade deadline day! What will the Cubs do?

Jed Hoyer has been a busy guy. He’s likely to get busier.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As you know, the Cubs have already traded four players from their 2021 Opening Day roster. Here are links to the BCB articles on those deals:

Here are the players the Cubs received in those deals, all minor leaguers: first baseman Bryce Ball, outfielder Greg Deichmann, righthander Daniel Palencia, lefthander Bailey Horn, outfielder Kevin Alcantara and righthander Alexander Vizcaino. That’s six prospects of varying value as Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer tries to re-stock a mostly barren farm system. In general it seems as if the Cubs did pretty well in all four trades. BCB’s Tim Huwe, in particular, really likes the return in the Chafin deal.

The Cubs are likely going to deal more players before Friday’s 3 p.m. CT deadline. Kris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel and Zach Davies are the players most mentioned in trade rumors, but ... who knows? Some or all of those three could still be Cubs tonight in Washington, and others could wind up on other teams.

This post is intended to be your one-stop shop for trade discussion this morning and afternoon. If the Cubs do trade anyone, there will be a separate post on the front page with details. Remember that although 3 p.m. CT is the trade deadline, that applies only to MLB front offices filing official reports with the league office on deals. News of trades can still dribble out for an hour or two after the deadline.

Have at it.


How many players from the current Cubs’ 26-man active roster will be traded before today’s 3 p.m. deadline?

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  • 18%
    More than 5
    (256 votes)
  • 6%
    (85 votes)
  • 16%
    (229 votes)
  • 33%
    (463 votes)
  • 20%
    (285 votes)
  • 2%
    (38 votes)
  • 1%
    (22 votes)
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