Bo Bichette has found himself right in the middle of some seriously ridiculous trade rumors

Not going to happen, Cubs fans.
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Trade rumors are in full swing around the league, as parts and pieces are beginning to shift. Earlier on Wednesday, the Mariners and Diamondbacks lined up on a deal that sent Eugenio Suárez to the desert. Last week, the White Sox and Braves swapped Aaron Bummer and Mike Soroka, amongst other pieces.

The Blue Jays have a few options on the trade market. These range from Juan Soto on the high end to someone like Eloy Jiménez on the lower end.

Reports are beginning to surface that the Jays have talked to the Chicago Cubs about a trade that would send Bo Bichette to the north side of Chicago. These "reports" are completely ridiculous and simply are not going to happen.

MLB insider Jon Morosi got hold of this rumor and has since ran with it in a big way. The MLB Network personality quickly jumped on the Network to discuss the rumors and seems to think that there's some legs to this. Apparently, the Cubs would keep Dansby Swanson at shortstop while moving Bichette - who has a very weak throwing arm - to third base in this scenario. That's the first red flag right there in this fabricated rumor.

Simply put, these trade rumors are crazy talk. Bichette, 25, is one of the top offensive shortstops in the game. While his glove is still a work in progress (he took some serious strides on defense in 2023, though), Bichette is the face of the Blue Jays and won't be moved. At least not this offseason. If he were to let the Jays openly know that he won't be signing an extension, maybe a move is contemplated more seriously down the line. It's also worth mentioning that the Cubs don't necessarily have a long list of players they'd be able to part with in a trade for Bichette's services.

The two-time All-Star is under team control through the end of the 2025 campaign. While that date is sure to sneak up on us all, he's going to play a major role on a club that's firmly in the middle of their contention window. Trading away the face of the franchise feels like the worst possible idea, regardless of what would be coming back the other way from the Cubs in a trade.

As Bichette and fellow superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr. inch towards free agency without a contract extension, the odds of them being moved increase. Right at this moment, however, the Jays are eyeing a deep postseason run in 2024. How could this possibly line up with these rumors?

It can't. Bichette is not going anywhere anytime soon.