Not sure how credible this report is, but Jim Boden of MLB Network Radio reported on his radio show that the Cubs purposed a trade to the Detroit Tigers involving pitchers Michael Fullmer and Daniel Norris for Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber. Here is a link to CubsHQ.com that also reported this and has the radio report on their page.
Fullmer is an all star this season and a young controllable arm who was one of Detroit’s top prospects before being called up last season. He does fit the profile of what the Cubs are looking for if they’re going to deal one of their top assets.
Fullmer is an all star this season and a young controllable arm who was one of Detroit’s top prospects before being called up last season. Here’s an in-depth scouting report on him from Baseball America.
He does fit the profile of what the Cubs are looking for if they’re going to deal an of their top assets. Daniel Norris is also a promising young arm who has struggled this season with an ERA north of 5.00 but was Toronto’s number one overall prospect as early as 2014. Baseball America had a nice piece earlier this season on Norris you can check out here. They were pretty high on him to start out the season.
We know how much this regime loves Schwarber. He was a huge reason the Cubs beat the Indians in the world series. A Chicago local hero and world series legend. It would be a very hard piece to deal away however with all the outfield talent the Cubs have and the fact they are likely losing two-fifths of their rotation after the season, and they appear to be a year away from promoting top prospect Eloy Jimenez, it may be just a move worth pulling the trigger on. Of course, it depends on Detroit. Will they ask for more then Schwarber in return and will it be a price too steep to pay?
This could give the Cubs the boost they need to set them off on a second half run that propels them into the playoffs, and as another legitimate threat in the National League as it’s representative in the fall classic for the second season in a row. It’s no secret it has been quite a long stretch without a repeat champion and an even a longer one in the national league. It would be quite the feather in the cap after breaking the longest championship drought in North American history. Especially after the historically bad first half to a follow season by a world series team. Interesting report to add to what should be an interesting second half to the 2017 MLB season. Stay tuned.