Chicago Cubs News: Cubs add Morrow, Next year’s FA class

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The Chicago Cubs have gotten off to an early start at the Winter Meetings. After signing Tyler Chatwood before they even started, they added Brandon Morrow on the first day.

The Chicago Cubs added Brandon Morrow to their bullpen on Sunday. One of the most significant needs outside of the rotation was the bullpen. After carrying the load early in the season, they just wore down in the second half, especially the playoffs. Brandon Morrow should help with that, as he’s a high risk yet high reward type player. The one thing to take note of? With all the home runs the Cubs gave up this season, Morrow didn’t allow a single one.

The Giancarlo Stanton deal is going to affect next year’s free agent class. Yes, that might include moving the Cubs up the list for Bryce Harper. But there are plenty of other suitable free agents on the market that the Yankees might not have the room for, at least without paying the high luxury tax. The excitement of the Winter Meetings might be a bit sluggish with Stanton and Ohtani already. But next year should be an exciting one, and it’s only day two of THIS year’s meetings.

There has been talk about Kyle Schwarber since he struggled out of the gate this season. The 24-year old didn’t meet the high expectations many had for him. Therefore, he was ready to be cast out. “He’s a DH; you’re fooling yourself if you say different.” Or what about “He can’t play the outfield, he’s terrible.” Well, come Opening Day he’ll be in left field for the Cubs. Theo Epstein loves him, and he has a pretty good idea of his players. So I’ll trust his judgment.

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