Rundown: The Cubs have many options to improve the lineup. O'Neal finally got an overdue HOF inducement, and there are concerns about Correa's back-Cubs Insider

2021-12-06 20:49:51 By : Ms. Carry Chan

It may take some time for the boss and players to reach an agreement in collective bargaining. Once the offseason resumes, Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins still have some work to do. The front desk duo made a major upgrade to the list almost deliberately, but the team still has some loopholes that need attention. Both executives have received solid B points for their actions so far, even though the overall score is still incomplete.

Chicago took five actions this winter:

The Cubs still need a starter who can throw flames, a shortstop, and possibly an outfielder. These additions will greatly help establish the necessary depth and become a viable playoff contender. There are several rumors linking Carlos Correa with Chicago, and one of them suggests that the Cubs and Yankees are common favorites to sign the superstar infielder. Even if Hoyer and Hawkins meet Correa's requirements, they should have enough money to sign a decent outfielder.

Assuming that the Cubs do sign Correa, adding Chris Bryant, Kyle Schwab and Nick Castellanos might be a bit too expensive. In any case, Hoyer may not want to bring back any former cubs. Seiya Suzuki may be an option, but Cubs is not currently listed as one of the favorites for signing Japanese imports. Again, Chicago is not considered a possible destination for Stroman. Available options include Jorge Soler, Michael Conforto, Eddie Rosario, Andrew McCutchen, Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson.

The front desk may have to go the trade route to get an exciting starter. If they are willing to move senior players like Contreras, Ian Harp or Brelin Marquez, they have ammunition to get The best rotation candidate. When the Dodgers acquired Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals, Washington acquired top pitcher Josiah Gray, receiver Keibert Ruiz, and minor league deep players of Gerardo Carrillo and Donovan Casey.

Hoyer and Hawkins may not want to trade from the top of their minor league system. However, if the two really believe in the future of DJ Herz, Caleb Kilian and Jordan Wicks, then moving Márquez or Adbert Alzolay and seizing the prospect of Miguel Amaya can provide the necessary conditions for the Cubs to enter the World Series. If Chicago is also willing to add one or two, this type of package may be enough to get Frankie Montas and Matt Olsen from the A team. With a good depth of infield and outfield, adding players like Nico Hoerner, Kevin Made, Ed Howard, Chase Strumpf or Cole Roederer as a lottery for any potential transaction may be enough to accomplish something.

A blockbuster trade like this can make Frank Schwendel the team’s designated hitter and allow the Cubs to give up signing an outfielder, relying on Jason Hayward, Rafael Ortega, and Ha A rotation of Pu, Ramirez and possibly Frazier. Brennen Davis may also be an option as early as the opening day.

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