Self-imposed budget constraints are forcing the Cubs to look internally to address the #5 starter. Unless drastic roster moves are made, the choice appears between Tyler Chatwood and Adbert Alzolay.
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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.
Fans have waited all season for the Cubs to flip the switch and run away with the division, but its not going to happen.
After injuring his left thumb a few days ago, Javier Báez has a hairline fracture. The star shortstop had an MRI on his hand today that revealed the injury, which will likely keep him out for several weeks.
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The Cubs will get Ben Zobrist back from his leave of absence and Willson Contreras back from the injured list for tonight’s game.
With largely the same roster as the 2016 World Series team, it’s frustrating to watch the Cubs consistently underachieve relative to their talent level.
With the defensive need at middle infield and Almora consistently underperforming all season, a swapping him and Russell is warranted.