The Chicago White Sox could send some of their top prospects in exchange for Baez.
There are Cubs fans out there that believe that Baez is going to land the Cubs a lot of stuff. He probably isn’t even going to land them a top-100 prospect right now. His on-base percentage is horrible and he only has a few more months before he can test the free agency market. The Cubs would be smart to try and get as much as they can for him right away.
Jake Burger is an amazing success story. It wouldn’t be cool to see him play for the Cubs at any point but adding the pop in Baez’s bat might be worth it. After hitting his first career home run on Saturday night, he has to be confident in his ability to make an impact at the MLB level. This is the type of deal that would be good for both Jake Burger and the Chicago White Sox organization. He was a first-round pick for a reason so you know the talent is there.
The Cubs have been extra bad at developing pitching through the recent years. Adding someone like Jonathan Stiever could be the solution to that. He could, at least, be a part of the solution. He probably wouldn’t start right at the MLB level with them but there is certainly more room there than with the current Chicago White Sox staff. If the Cubs are serious about adding good young talent, this would be a great way.