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Cubs Trade Rumors: Royals Would Need 3 MLB-Ready Players to Consider Dealing Whit Merrifield

Among all the potential Cubs trade targets, one name has consistently been at the top of the list: Whit Merrifield. The multitalented 30-year-old has been connected to the Cubs before and signed a very team-friendly four-year, $16.25 million extension ($6.75M club option for 2023) this past offseason, a deal many believed made him a Royal for the foreseeable future. Some were even reporting that Kansas City wasn’t going to entertain offers, which seems dubious at best.

There are plenty of teams who would love to have #Royals Whit Merrifield, but he is staying put.