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: Chicago Weather: Mix Of Rain And Snow Coming Tuesday
Pitcher Yu Darvish, and possibly more players, are reportedly close to being sent to the San Diego Padres.READ MORE: Why Are Five Illinois Driver's License Facilities In The Chicago Area Closed, Some With No Date Set For Reopening?
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 Community Bond Fund Explains Why They Posted Bond For Ruben Roman, Man Authorities Say Was With Adam Toledo When Teen Was Shot Dead By Police
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