After getting virtually no production from second base this season, the Chicago Cubs have plenty of options to consider in free agency this offseason.
One of the bigger questions for the Chicago Cubs heading into Spring Training is whether or not Nico Hoerner will begin the 2020 campaign in the majors as an everyday player. The kid showed promise as a 22-year-old rookie late this year, but he still has a lot of growing to do. With Ben Zobrist possibly retiring and Addison Russell likely being non-tendered, it would be wise for the Cubs to pursue some veteran second baseman.
Some of the Cubs’ most pressing needs are going to be tough to fill and may require some creativity. That being said, the free agent market has some intriguing names at the second base position. There is not exactly a collection of youthful guys, but plenty of names who still have some gas left in the tank.
Given the payroll restrictions we saw last winter and the team’s laundry list of needs this winter, it’s worth noting that some of the options available will not necessarily break the bank. What kind of names could potentially fit the Cubs? Lets take a look.