MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs looking for outfielder, reliever at the trade deadline

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The Chicago Cubs are still the best team in the MLB with a 27-8 record after six weeks into the regular season. The Cubs are on pace to win 106 games this season but they also have a chance to break the all-time regular season win record of 116 set by the 1906 Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners.

It could be a historic year for the Cubs if they can break the wins record 110 years after it was done. They are also the favorites to win the 2016 World Series and break the Curse of the Billy Goat.

However, the Cubs will still need to improve some positions on their roster like the left field and pitching. Chicago lost Kyle Schwarber a few games into the season with Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Matt Szczur filling in for him.

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According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Cubs front office will be looking to deal at the trade deadline. He noted that a left fielder and an additional pitcher will be targets.

The Cubs could also just wait for Soler to be consistent enough and Adam Warren could fill up a rotation spot and in the bullpen. Nonetheless, teams like the Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets could pose a threat to the Cubs’ World Series hope.

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Dan Schmelzer of FanSided suggested five trade targets for the Cubs at the July deadline. He mentioned Sonny Gray of the Oakland Athletics, Ryan Butcher of the San Diego Padres and Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees as pitchers that will solidify the Cubs’ pitching staff.

On the other hand, Josh Reddick of the Athletics and Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies are left fielders who can replace Kyle Schwarber’s bat and improve the outfield defense. The Cubs will have the right prospects to acquire any established player they want.

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