Baseball Rumors Mock Trade: Cubs Trade Marcus Stroman To LA Dodgers

Welcome to Baseball Rumors mock trade series. In this series, we'll delve into the buzz surrounding various teams, unravel compelling rumors, and craft trade scenarios that could reshape the landscape of Major League Baseball leading up to the August 1st trade deadline.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, currently third in the NL West, have set their sights on the MLB trade deadline to address their pitching needs. One name that has emerged as a potential target for them is Marcus Stroman of the Chicago Cubs, and here's a trade that's possible:

Baseball Rumors Mock Trade: LA Dodgers Trade Gavin Stone (No. 4 Prospect) & Nick Frasso (No. 10 Prospect) to Chicago Cubs for Marcus Stroman.

Los Angeles Dodgers Perspective:
With a strong starting rotation already in place, adding Stroman would provide another reliable arm and strengthen their chances of contending for another World Series title. Stroman has been outstanding this season, recording a league-leading 2.28 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts over 98.2 innings and 16 starts.

While acquiring Stroman comes at a significant price, two of their top prospects, the Dodgers have a history of making bold moves at the trade deadline to improve their chances of winning. The team's front office, known for their shrewd trading strategies, is committed to strengthening the roster and bringing Stroman to Los Angeles would be a wise move for the team, especially if they're able to sign him following the season.

Chicago Cubs Perspective:
The Chicago Cubs face a delicate decision in trading Marcus Stroman, weighing short-term gains against long-term risks. At 32 years old, Stroman's career-best performance this season has elevated his trade value, but the Cubs must consider the possibility of losing him without compensation if he chooses to opt out of his contract at the end of the year.

Acquiring Stone and Frasso, two highly promising pitching prospects, would be a huge move to help strengthen their team for the near future. Photo Credit:  David Banks-USA TODAY Sports