It’s no secret that most MLB teams covet the Cubs’ young hitters. Who wouldn’t? But this rumor becomes a bit more meaningful within the framework of the New York Yankees pending acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton. In order for Boston to keep up with the potential power pairing of Aaron Judge and Stanton in New York, the Red Sox will have to step up their efforts to acquire some pop of their own. J.D. Martinez will be at the top of every team’s free-agent wish list, but he’ll come with a hefty price. With baseball’s winter meetings about to heat up, Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski could also address the team’s power deficiency via trade. From Scott Lauber of ESPN: “Another source acknowledged the Sox’s interest in Kyle Schwarber, who profiles more as a designated hitter. But it’s doubtful the Chicago Cubs will trade Schwarber, who hit 30 homers in a down year and remains a favorite of team president Theo Epstein.” It has long been thought that Schwarber’s all-bat-no-glove style would be much better suited for the designated-hitter role in the American League. However, the 24-year-old might have dispelled that persona this week when the Cubs made a social media post of a thinner, fitter Schwarber.
Red Sox interested in Cubs' Schwarber
Chicago Sun-Times | Dec 10