The arbitration deadline has come and gone, and finally, the Cubs have spent money! Yes, these players were all under contract and their returns a mere formality, but alas, this was something. As I reflected on the lack of action from the Cubs front office this offseason I focused on that silence.
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The Cubs need a leadoff hitter and a center fielder. They need to walk more, strike out less, and make more contact. Given the payroll constraints and roster needs, Akiyama is the ideal target for a Cubs team reconstructing its identity.