Chicago Cubs should go with Kyle Schwarber over Nicholas Castellanos

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Chicago Cubs: This is a move the team simply just can’t make

Here’s the facts. Schwarber showed he’s perfectly capable of putting up Castellanos-like numbers. He’s under team control for the next two years and will likely cost only a fraction of what Castellanos will command in free agency.

The Cubs have some pretty glaring needs heading into the offseason. Spending big money on someone like Castellanos is, simply put, a luxury the club can’t afford in its current state. We know that ownership wants to rein in spending – and the dollars that are available seem likely destined for arms, not bats.

At a certain point, you have to believe – and based on what Kyle Schwarber did late during the 2019 campaign, I think this is it. This is a guy who’s always had a great approach at the dish, but never quite put it all together.

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To move on from him now in lieu of someone with a very similar skillset, both offensively and defensively, would be short-sighted and reactive – something I deeply hope the Cubs front office is not, especially heading into what could be the most transformative offseason for the team in several years.

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