While fans have yet to see President Theo Epstein trade from the MLB roster much recently, that will change this offseason.
With a significant amount of money coming off the books and a strong class of free agents, there’s multiple routes the Cubs can go to address their weaknesses.
In an offseason where the Cubs will experience many changes, a new manager should be step one.
If you compare Heyward’s offensive numbers at leadoff to the two months prior, it’s a significant downward trend in production.
With arguably the best stuff in the Cubs’ bullpen, Tyler Chatwood deserves to see more high-leverage innings.
With the defensive need at middle infield and Almora consistently underperforming all season, a swapping him and Russell is warranted.
Nick Castellanos and Ian Happ have provided a much-needed jolt to the Cubs’ offensive lineup.
Happ is 3-3 with a home run and a double in his last two games and is starting to see the ball very well at the plate.
Over his last eight starts, Yu Darvish has been flat out dominating opponents and continues to trend towards his old self.