Chicago Cubs: Starting to question the Cubs’ Way this offseason
Somebody has to go, right?
After the fire sale in the Chicago Cubs coaching staff, the next major statement was Theo Epstein saying young talent would be on the block. The question is who is really being dangled in front of teams.
Kyle Schwarber? Maybe, but a very down year tanked his trade value this offseason. Buy low, sale high. Right now, Schwarber’s value is not as high as last offseason, or as it will be next.
Ian Happ? He is the one piece all teams will want. Switch-hitting with power? Who would not want that? Can play multiple positions at an above-average level. However, Joe Maddon loves versatility, and Happ is the fits this mold perfectly.
Javier Baez? The flashes of brilliance on defense and the ability to power a ball over the fence are enticing. On the Cubs, he is not an everyday player, though he could be. His depth is vital to the team, however, and fans love him. Would there be a revolt if he’s traded?
That leaves Addison Russell. Fans love him as well. And his defense is excellent. But, his inconsistent bat and limitations on positions in the field may allow the Cubs to part ways with him soon.