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Would you trade Ian Happ and Adbert Alzolay for a Blue Jays catcher?

Would you trade Ian Happ and Adbert Alzolay for a Blue Jays catcher?

Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen at Blue Jays Spring Training in 2021 | Toronto Blue Jays/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports The Jays have three good catchers, and would like some depth elsewhere. Could the Cubs provide that in trade? The Cubs are looking for a catcher to pair with Yan Gomes, now that Willson Contreras is a free agent and not likely to return. The Blue Jays have two good catchers — Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen — and a third catcher, Gabriel Moreno, who is not only the Jays’ top prospect but a Top 10 prospect in all of MLB. So, it would seem...
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Cubs free agent targets: Omar Narváez and Christian Vázquez

Cubs free agent targets: Omar Narváez and Christian Vázquez

Omar Narváez | Photo by John Fisher/ The Cubs are in the market for a catcher. Here are two guys who are free agents. Recently, I asked you whether you thought the Cubs should sign Tucker Barnhart as a complement to Yan Gomes behind the plate. Results were about half-and-half on the poll in the article. There are a couple of other free agent catchers who might fit the bill for the 2023 Cubs and, in fact, per Patrick Mooney and Sahadev Sharma at The Athletic, the Cubs are discussing both of them: The Cubs are expected to add a veteran catcher — names such as Christian...
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Cubs free agent target: Tucker Barnhart

Cubs free agent target: Tucker Barnhart

David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports The former Reds catcher might be a good fit on the North Side. If the Cubs are going to contend in 2022, they need upgrades at several positions, including backup catcher. While P.J. Higgins did an okay job backing up Yan Gomes and Willson Contreras in 2022, he’s not the kind of guy who you’d want as the backup on a contender. That’s especially true if Contreras signs elsewhere and the catching tandem is Gomes plus someone else. Some have floated the names of Sean Murphy (A’s, by trade) or Omar Narváez (free agent) as possible...

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