Chicago Cubs could play it safe and shock nobody this offseason
By Jake Misener
Chicago Cubs look for a fourth-straight NLCS appearance
Really, the fact the team could be a contender for a third-straight National League Central crown and a fourth-consecutive NLCS making the aforementioned moves only speaks to the success Theo and the front office has had in remaking the organization.
You might say Morrow and Davis aren’t low-spotlight moves, but when you look at the grand scheme of the offseason, they are. It’s not trading for Stanton. It’s not signing Shohei Ohtani. It’s not bringing in Yu Darvish or re-signing Arrieta. These are moves that simply compliment what is already in-place.
It’s hard to tell what path the Chicago Cubs will take this offseason. But it seems like a fairly safe bet the team won’t overextend out of panic stemming from the NLCS appearance from last month.
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This offseason may truly be the busiest of the Theo Epstein era. But it hardly means the front office will deviate from their plan of making the Cubs annual contenders. In fact, by sticking to the plan, they may put a better product on the field next year than if they spend big.