While the Chicago Cubs seek to make some major shakeups, there are free agents that could low key look good in Cubbie Blue even if it requires some shuffling.
While the free agent class going into the 2020 season is not what you’d call loaded, there are still very solid names on the market outside of the two huge names in Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon. One of them includes veteran catcher Yasmani Grandal, who could be of interest to the Chicago Cubs.
Grandal will be 31 in 2020 and will enter his ninth year in the majors. He spent 2019 with the Milwaukee Brewers when he signed a one-year deal with them after the Mets offered him a four-year deal last offseason. This past summer was voted to his second All-Star Game and hit a home run off Max Scherzer in the Wild Card game.
Why bring up Grandal? He is going to be arguably the most sought-after catcher in baseball this winter. After coming off one of his best years in the majors, he will likely be seeking a multi-year offer and not picking up the $16 million 2020 mutual option with the Brewers. Grandal is a much bigger need for a lot of teams outside the Cubs, however, he still could be on Theo Esptein’s radar for a number of reasons.