MLB Trade Rumors: Top 3 Landing Spots For Cody Bellinger

As the Chicago Cubs find themselves unexpectedly in last place in the NL Central, Cody Bellinger has emerged as a potential trade candidate ahead of the July 30 deadline. 

Despite a modest performance this year, Bellinger’s impressive resume, including an MVP, Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove, and World Series championship, makes him a valuable asset. 

His versatility at center field and first base adds to his appeal, making him a prime target for contending teams looking to bolster their rosters for a playoff push, as noted by Zachary Rymer of Bleacher Report.

Among the top potential landing spots, the Philadelphia Phillies stand out. Leading the NL East, the Phillies have a glaring weakness in center field, where Johan Rojas has struggled offensively. 

Adding Bellinger would significantly bolster their lineup and provide a powerful weapon for a deep postseason run, addressing their center field issues with a proven, versatile player. 

The New York Yankees also present a compelling fit, particularly at first base, where they've struggled with injuries and inconsistency. With Anthony Rizzo's ongoing struggles and injuries to key players like Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, Bellinger’s addition could provide a much-needed offensive boost.

Lastly, the Seattle Mariners are another prime destination for Bellinger. Leading the AL West, the Mariners need an everyday bat to complement their lineup, especially with Ty France's underwhelming performance, as noted by Rymer.

Bellinger’s ability to play both outfield and first base makes him an ideal fit, providing a versatile and reliable hitter to strengthen their offensive capabilities. 

His presence could significantly impact the Mariners' playoff aspirations, making them a formidable force down the stretch.

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