The Chicago Cubs have been part of a lot of rumors these past several days with the team looking to improve their pitching. According to the latest MLB rumors, the Cubs are scouting three relievers from the New York Yankees and they could offer Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez and other prospects in a trade.
As mentioned in a previous report, the Cubs are the best team in baseball and they are still looking for ways to get better. If they ever have a weakness, its relief pitching and they have been linked with the Yankees’ trio of bullpen arms.
Related MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs to acquire Andrew Miller from New York Yankees?
George A. King III of the New York Post reported on Sunday that Cubs scout Jason Parks was at Yankee Stadium to watch Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs already has an impressive bullpen with pitchers like Hector Rondon, Travis Wood, Pedro Strop and Tim Cahill.
But who can Chicago send to the Yankees to acquire one of the three lights out relievers? Joe Biglio of the NJ Advance Media Group believes that injured catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber, infielder Javier Baez and prospects such as third baseman Jeimer Candelario will be involved.
Schwarber is ruled out for the season due to a knee injury and his more suited to being a designated hitter. Baez has had problems hitting the baseball at the major league level but he has made strides this season.
The Yankees are not going to sell low less than two months before the trade deadline. However, it should be noted New York will likely part ways with either Miller or Chapman. Miller has been part of a lot of speculations while Chapman is going to be a free agent at the end of the season.
Related MLB Rumors: Cubs acquiring starter Julio Teheran from Braves?
The Cubs have also been rumored to be interested in acquiring starter Julio Teheran from the Braves. If Chicago gets the services of Teheran, either Kyle Hendricks or Jason Hammel gets demoted to the bullpen.
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