Chicago Cubs Rumors: What areas are still the focus prior to the deadline?
The Chicago Cubs Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer likely aren’t getting any sleep as the non-waiver trade deadline is Monday. After acquiring Mike Montgomery from the Mariners and then the blockbuster for Aroldis Chapman, what’s next for the Cubs?
Bullpen help. When the Chicago Cubs went into their slide, it was all we heard about. So Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer went out and got Mike Montgomery from the Mariners for Dan Vogelbach (who was blocked by Anthony Rizzo and an inability to play another position) and then the deal for Aroldis Chapman who will be a rental for the rest of the season unless the Cubs can somehow sign him in the offseason. It cost them a pretty penny, but, again, players who were essentially blocked on their path.
So with two additions already made to the bullpen, where else can they improve this team? While another addition to the bullpen isn’t impossible, it is unlikely. So where do the Cubs need to improve? What should the top targets be? Let’s take a look at what the Cubs could address in the next couple of days.
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