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Detroit Tigers: Five Spencer Turnbull Trades

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Spencer Turnbull #56 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics at Ring Central Coliseum on September 06, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Spencer Turnbull #56 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics at Ring Central Coliseum on September 06, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 16: Nico Hoerner #2 of the Chicago Cubs at bat during the ninth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on August 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 16: Nico Hoerner #2 of the Chicago Cubs at bat during the ninth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on August 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

Spencer Turnbull and Jonathan Schoop to the Chicago Cubs for IF Nico Hoerner

These clubs have made deadline deals twice in the last three seasons, and they seem poised to do it again. Hoerner was a first-round pick in 2018 and vaulted to the majors last year because the Cubs were desperate for infield help. He hasn’t had much MLB success yet, and he looks more like a solid regular than a future star, but then so does Spencer Turnbull.

The Cubs have a decent rotation this year, but they don’t have much help on the way, and they’re set to lose Jose Quintana, Tyler Chatwood, and probably Jon Lester after the season. Schoop is merely a rental, but he fills the hole vacated by Hoerner, and he should be an offensive upgrade for 2020.

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