MLB Trade Rumors: One Team Revealed To Have "Privately Discussed" Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Trade

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly engaged in internal discussions about pursuing Toronto Blue Jays' star slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ahead of the MLB trade deadline. 

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, despite the Blue Jays' current competitive stance and reluctance to trade their key players as expressed by GM Ross Atkins, the Cubs are seriously considering this blockbuster move. 

Guerrero, with a .294 batting average and an impressive OPS over .800 this season, could provide a significant power boost to the Cubs' lineup, which is crucial as they find themselves just one game out of an NL Wild Card spot but struggling with recent performances.

The addition of Guerrero, a three-time All-Star known for his formidable offensive power, would not only address the Cubs’ immediate need for more hitting power but also secure a high-caliber player under team control through the 2025 season. 

Currently relying on players like Michael Busch and Mike Tauchman, the Cubs see Guerrero as a transformative presence who could play first base, designated hitter, and occasionally third base, offering flexibility and a proven track record of major league success.

However, the feasibility of such a trade remains in question, given the Blue Jays' ambitions and the high stakes involved in trading a player of Guerrero's caliber. 

The Cubs, led by president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer, are preparing for various scenarios as the trade deadline approaches, with their strategies likely to evolve based on both teams’ standings and the unfolding market dynamics. 

For now, Cubs fans and the MLB community are watching closely, seeing if such a transformative move will actually come to fruition.

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