Chicago Cubs Offseason: Five free agents this team doesn’t need
By David Goehst
Chicago Cubs don’t need to change the landscape
Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani is the prize of the offseason in Major League Baseball. The man deals 102 mph of nastiness regardless if it’s his fifth or 95th pitch. He possesses Babe Ruth-esque finesse from the left side of the plate.
While every young man playing stickball from Alabama to Okinawa dreams of playing for the Dodgers, only the American League is empowered to allow pitchers to turn around and DH in their spot. If the Texas Rangers fail to land Otani, expect a mid-market team like the Seattle Mariners to emerge for the Nippon sensation.
Looking at the Chicago Cubs, the team doesn’t need a two-way player. Not with an outstanding free agent class just a year away and a young core that remains an envy of the rest of the league.Besides, rarely will Theo overspend to land an unproven asset coming off an injury like Otani.