So Mr. Vogelbach has been tearing up the minors thus far in his young career. He seems to show lots of power and losing some weight, he could be able to stick at 1B. With Rizzo most likely manning first for years to come, what do the Cubs do with Daniel.
Some have said he could possibly play some left field but I don't buy that. I think his main position would be 1st or DH in the AL. So most likely he could be used in a trade to bring over pitching, since our minors offense is pretty deep.
A lot of scenarios about him being involved in a trade for David Price, but I don't see the Cubs trying to land him or giving up a large haul just for him.
I would think that it would be a good idea to trade for minor league pitching, although rare that prospects are traded for each other.
With Ike Davis struggling badly, maybe Vogelbach for a Syndergaard? Both are potential major leaguers who are far enough away that it would be the same amount of risk/reward for both teams. Mets have Harvey and Wheeler manning their rotation for years, with Neise and also have another guy in Familia who's supposed to be really good. (Note: I thought of this before they drafted Smith in the first round this weekend)
With Napoli on a 1 year deal, maybe the Red Sox get involved or even the Rays since they have a great pitching program.
My point is maybe instead of going after a top proven pitcher, bring in a younger prospect and build within since Vogelbach seemingly won't have much success on the Cubs. If the Cubs want Price, the Rays will demand Vogelbach along with other top prospects.