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"The obvious solution is to not let the Cubs leave town with Willson Contreras. Contreras, a free agent at the end of the season, is hitting .273/.396/.517 with his usual average defense. The Cubs have sold off everything else, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to stop here, especially when Contreras might be the best player available in trade this summer. He’d be a four-win upgrade over the rest of the season for the Yankees, providing them even more cushion over the Rays."