Should the Cubs try to trade for Giancarlo Stanton?
The Cubs could trade Schwarber, Happ, and maybe even Zobrist (or Baez depending on whom you prefer) or some minor league players for Stanton.
Heyward could move to center field, and Almora Jr. to left field.
Alex Cobb is a free agent from TB, who played under Maddon. so I think that can still happen. Ohtani's out, as he agreed to sign with the Angels. The Cubs recently signed Tyler Chatwood for three / $38 or something like that, so we still need one more starting pitcher.
When the Cubs get their TV deal, if that's still incoming, they will get a lot of money that could easily cover Stanton's contract, if the Marlins won't pay for any of it. And the only other big player contracts are Zo, (unless he's traded), Lester, Quintana and Rizzo. Q and Rizzo are pretty moderate contracts, compared to the rest in their positions. and all the other Cub stars are young and in their pre or coming soon to be arbitration deals. (Bryan, Russell, Hendricks for starters).
But you can't deny Stanton's bat in Wrigley Field would be a huge boost in our line up. While you need pitching really to win games, you still need to get runs on the board too, and we struggled with that last year, especially in the post season.