It appears the Cubs will be hanging onto Kyle Schwarber this offseason.
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, teams have asked the Cubs about Schwarber, only to be told he's not available.
Several teams have inquired on Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber but they’ve all gotten the same response from #Cubs. No, he’s not available— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 9, 2018
The Cubs have given no indication that they'd want to trade Schwarber, so this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
The Cubs front office are still buying stock on the 25-year-old slugger, who slashed .238/.356/.467 and recorded 26 home runs and 61 RBIs last season and improved defensively.
With MLB Winter Meetings this week, 'tis the season for the rumor mill to be heating up. But it sounds like Schwarber won't be part of them.