Chicago Cubs could find their answer at second base in free agency

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Chicago Cubs: Let’s bring in a Cubs killer to shore things up

Last season Scooter Gennett played in only 42 games between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants. The veteran had injury issues which caused him to miss most of the first half of the season. It was coming off an All-Star season which he hit .310/.357/.490 with 23 homers, 125 wRC+ and 4.5 fWAR.

2018 was not the only successful season for Gennett. He is a career .286/.327/.449 hitter and 10.3 fWAR in 793 games. He is a very solid hitter which has good home run pop for a smaller second baseman.

Question is if he can rebound after his injury-shortened season. Also, despite the solid home run numbers in in 2017 and 2018 the ball does not jump off his bat like the numbers always show. He had the privilege of playing in a hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark the past several years.

Gennett will probably come pretty cheap and could be given the chance to be a veteran presence on the team that can offer him a shot at the postseason for the first time in his career.