Chicago Cubs: Corey Dickerson could help balance the lineup

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If the Chicago Cubs are going to shake things up and possibly trade some core members, a veteran like Corey Dickerson could fit into the mix.

Fans are collectively losing faith in the Chicago Cubs potentially reaching a deal with Nicholas Castellanos. This is mainly due to what looks like another limited budget the team has to work with this winter. That’s not to say it’s entirely out of the question, but seeing Theo Epstein look for other more affordable options in the outfield is a strong possibility.

Right now the Cubs’ biggest hole is center field. For the time being they have Kyle Schwarber in left and Jason Heyward in right more often than not. Even if Albert Almora is tendered a contract there is no way he will (or should) be the everyday guy out there right now. Reports from 670 the Score suggest the Cubs are looking at Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama to fill that role but more shuffling can still be done even if they do pursue him.

One option currently on the free agent board? Former All-Star and division foe Corey Dickerson. The 30-year-old outfielder spent last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies before suffering a season-ending foot injury late in the year. Expected to make a full recovery, Dickerson will be a name which attracts attention but not necessarily cost a fortune.

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