5 Reasons Why Chicago Cubs Should Trade For David Price

5 Reasons Why Chicago Cubs Should Trade For David Price

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It's unusual, but the Cubs are somewhat in the conversation for the top pitcher available on the trade market despite the fact that they are out of contention. This is because the team needs an ace and feels they're ready to compete relatively soon. With plenty to offer the Rays, here are five reasons why the Cubs should trade for David Price right now.

5. He Realizes How Special Winning In Chicago Would Be

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5. He Realizes How Special Winning In Chicago Would Be

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Over All-Star weekend, Price said he realized how special winning a championship in Chicago would be, saying, "Chicago would be the coolest city to win a championship in right now." If he was sold on the team's direction, he could be the ace on the Cubs' first championship team in over a century.

4. The Cubs Have Plenty of Prospects To Trade

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4. The Cubs Have Plenty of Prospects To Trade

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Extremely deep on positional talent in the minor leagues, the Cubs are actually the team that can offer the Rays the most for Price in a trade. If the Cubs are willing to part with a top prospect and a couple of other solid prospects, they could realistically acquire their ace of the future.

3. The Cubs Could Afford To Sign Him Long-Term

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3. The Cubs Could Afford To Sign Him Long-Term

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Even though the Cubs haven't spent a lot of money lately, they play in a large market. They've been conserving while they wait for the right moment to spend. Signing Price long-term is the right moment. Even at his projected $ 20 million-plus a year contract, the Cubs would be wise to lock up one of the best pitchers in baseball while he's in his prime.

2. He Would Make The Cubs Contenders In 2015

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2. He Would Make The Cubs Contenders In 2015

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Even with the NL Central being very tough, adding Price would make the Cubs competitive next season. With Price at the top and another one or two free agent pitchers as well as the likes of Alcantara, Baez and Bryant at the big league level, the Cubs would be one of the more interesting teams in the league in 2015.

1. He's The Last Big Move The Team Would Have To Make

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1. He's The Last Big Move The Team Would Have To Make

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With the Samardzija, Hammel trade netting the team a group of prospects that put them over the top, acquiring David Price would be the last major move the Cubs would need to make. As long as they added a few other pieces to the rotation and bullpen, it would just be a matter of time until the Cubs are competitive again.

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  • Julius Voris

    I dont get it. We trade Jeff to acquire talent only to try to give up more talent to acquire Price? Seems like a revolving door of nonsensical trades. We should just have paid Jeff Samarjia and acquired a top pitching free agent pitcher .