As first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Cubs have agreed to trade Javier Báez to the Mets. Ken Rosenthal added that Trevor Williams is being packaged with Javy. The deal is pending medicals and we’ll update this with more as it becomes available.
BREAKING: The New York Mets are finalizing a trade to acquire shortstop Javier Baez from the Chicago Cubs, sources tell ESPN. Deal is pending medicals.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
Source confirms: Báez and Trevor Williams to Mets, pending medical review. First with Báez: @feinsand.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2021
UPDATE: The Cubs will be getting the Mets’ No. 5 prospect, OF Pete Crow-Armstrong, in return. No word on if he is the only prospect the Cubs will be getting back, but as of now it sure seems like that’s the case.
Final Mets-Cubs deal will be Javier Baez and Trevor Williams for OF Pete Crow-Armstrong, the Mets' No. 5 prospect per @MLBPipeline.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 30, 2021