The Chicago Cubs are looking for relief help, it isn't a secret. They have been reported to be interested in the Yankees Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees. According to Jon Heyman the Cubs have the deepest system, but haven't proposed the best deal, but there is time to up the ante. The name the Yankees are most interested in is the injured Kyle Schwarber.
The 23-year old outfielder hit 16 home runs in only 273 plate appearances in 2015. He is recovering from ACL and LCL surgery after suffering the injury in the first series of the season in Arizona. Schwarber appears to be the primary target for the Yankees, but trading a 30 home run plus potential for a closer isn't good business. Especially, if the trade is for a rental like Chapman.
The Cubs can come off their low ball offer, and put together a solid package to the Yankees. First baseman Dan Vogelbach, who has some defensive issues, but is pressing for a major league job, but as all-star first baseman Anthony Rizzo blocking his path to the big leagues. The Cubs are also scouting other teams, they have been reluctant to part with young talent.
The Cubs aren't the only team looking at the duo as the Giants are reportedly in talks with the Yankees. The Cubs have the players that can top any offer the Giants could offer. The long term stability of any team is making solid decisions. Often it is the small trades that payoff in the end. The trading deadline is only a few days away, and I expect the Cubs will add a new face or two to the club.