Chicago Cubs: Pursuing Bryce Harper this winter is a no-brainer

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Chicago Cubs: Flexibility with the roster only increases

With Harper, the Cubs would have so much room for creativity, and we all know Joe Maddon is a huge fan of thinking outside the box. With Harper in right, Heyward can shift to center, and Happ and Zobrist can take over second base duties. This way, Daniel Murphy doesn’t need to be resigned and the Cubs can let Addison Russell go. Let’s take a look at a potential lineup to highlight the depth the team would still have:

1B Anthony Rizzo

2B Ben Zobrist

3B Kris Bryant

SS Javy Baez

LF Kyle Schwarber

RF Bryce Harper

CF Jason Heyward

C Willson Contreras

Reserves: Ian Happ, Albert Almora, David Bote

A pretty stacked lineup with loads of potential to change in and out. Adding Bryce to this mix makes this team look scary, and there’s plenty of room in the outfield to make it work.

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Bryce Harper would add to team chemistry, bring much-needed star power and would give the Cubs flexibility with their lineup. Sure, he’s going to be very expensive, but this team need to entertain the idea and see if they can bring him to Chicago.