Chicago Cubs fans must understand – this remains the Golden Age
The core of the lineup is intact. If anything they have too many big league-ready players. If there is such a thing.
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The rigors of a 162-game season have a way of always testing those with the utmost luxury of depth. I recently contemplated an on-the-surface look at a trade from the ML roster that could make sense for Chicago.
With the departures of John Lackey, Jake Arrieta, and Miguel Montero officially coming off the books, that’s more than $35 million alone for the offseason ahead.
Theo’s first order of business should be inking Davis to that long-term extension. Brian Duensing was an unheralded hero out of the bullpen all season and will also benefit this winter.
Will the Cubs bring back Jon Jay, who enjoyed a resurgent season on the North Side, and delighted fans with his 40 mph pitches?