MLB Rumors: Grading trade fits for Tim Anderson, Cubs and Braves


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Yan Gomes, Chicago Cubs. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

With the MLB trade deadline rapidly approaching, it’s time to grade trade fits for Tim Anderson, the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves.

The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching.

The possibility for blockbuster trades is certainly real, especially on the pitching market. Let’s explore three trade options, ranging from veteran players to emerging young stars, for three contending playoff teams.

MLB Rumors: Grading trade fits for Tim Anderson, Braves and Cubs

Grading a Yan Gomes to San Diego Padres trade fit

The San Diego Padres need catching help. Badly. And there are no obvious answers on the trade market this year, especially after Sean Murphy was traded in the offseason.

Chicago Cubs catcher Yan Gomes could make sense as an option. At 35, he’s a veteran player with extensive playoff experience. He’s hitting .280/.304/.458 with a .762 OPS, six home runs and 19 RBI in 30 games this season.

Gomes is only signed through the 2023 season, so he would only be a rental. It would still leave the Padres in need of a long-term catcher. But it would solidify the position for this year and that may be rather enticing for a World Series-or-bust team this season.

Grading the fit: 6/10


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