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Call me crazy, but if they are still in the race, the Cubs will get an outfielder. I think they will be in the race, prompting them to go and get an outfielder.
So, who do they get? Depending on what position they want, they could improve at all three outfield positions. As for the trades, I'm sticking to guys who will become free agents after the season (the most likely players to be traded).
Even though the Cubs should play Soriano ($136 million anyone?), they could obviously do better. I think he will return to form this year, but if he doesn't, the Cubs need a consistent left fielder. In my opinion, their best fit would be Lastings Milledge. He is an upgrade defensively, and he is dangerous on the base paths. Platooning him with Soriano would give both of them incentive to play better. In addition, Milledge could come on late in a game for pinch-running, and a double switch could put him out in left, improving the defense.
For right field, I really like Kosuke Fukudome. That being said, he is not a top-30 outfielder. The Cubs could go out and get David DeJesus. He consistently has a better batting average, and the rest of his stats are slightly better than Fukudome. He comes for slightly over a quarter of the price, but he gives the team a much better lead-off hitter.
Although Marlon Byrd had a good season for the Cubbies last year (unfortunately, he did tail off), he should not be much more than a platoon player. If the Cubs were aggressive, they could go out and get Grad Sizemore. He is probably going off at a bargain after his production has decreased recently. He is only 28, and he has plenty left in the tank. He has a club option for next year, but the Indians may want to get rid of him sooner rather than later. If the Cubs go out and get him, he could be a staple in their outfield for the next five to eight years.
All these moves are relatively tempting, but I think the Cubs realize they need to upgrade their outfield. Maybe Tyler Colvin is the answer, but I am always more willing to gamble on a proven veteran instead of an unproven kid. The best move would be to go get DeJesus. He could play right or center field, and he could lead off for the squad.
If the Cubs are still competitive in July, don't be surprised if a move similar to any of these actually happens.