CHICAGO (CBS) — Letting former first-round picks and 2016 World Series champions Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. go to free agency was step one in the Cubs’ rebuild.
Now, Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer appears to be on the verge of a blockbuster trade.READ MORE: As Jury Deliberates In R. Kelly Sex Trafficking Case, What Impact Will Verdict Have On His Future Trials In Chicago?
Pitcher Yu Darvish, and possibly more players, are reportedly close to being sent to the San Diego Padres.READ MORE: Cook County Circuit Court Website Back Online, After Weeks-Long Outage Caused By Breach
The Padres just acquired American League Cy Young Award Winner Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday night, but their top two prospects were not part of that deal.
Darvish, 34, is coming off his best season with the Cubs and was a Cy Young runner up. The Padres have one of the top farm teams in baseball.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Cold Front Passes Soon
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