Chicago Cubs News: Zobrist still worth it; Cubs first rebuild

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Some question if it’s still worth it. But the Chicago Cubs’ money spent on Ben Zobrist went to the right place–even if he struggles now. And the Cubs had a rebuild, well before the most recent one.

As Chicago Cubs’ super utility man Ben Zobrist get up there in age, his production is slowly dropping. Can he be the key piece that he was to the team before? Probably not. But it doesn’t mean that was “wasted money” when it comes to his contract. As he progresses through, his role will likely change. But Zobrist is the type of guy who will embrace the change–and thrive in it. Because that’s just who Zobrist is.

When we talk about the Cubs’ rebuild, we think about the recent one with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. But there was one that came before that. But in a time before the Wild Card, it yielded zero pennants or titles and seemed like a lost cause. But it doesn’t take away from the fact that the Cubs put together a great team. It was just a great team with no titles to celebrate.

As we get closer to the season, the Cubs bullpen is relatively set. We take a look at some of the key pieces to the pen, including Steve Cishek, Pedro Strop and more. Will this newly formed group be better than last year’s pen? If anything, the Cubs have done their due diligence in assembling them. But now they need to get it done on the field.

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