Chicago Cubs: The loss of power and speed in the outfield
As the Chicago Cubs tender contracts to Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber, we did see a late fan favorite Nicholas Castellanos decide not to return to Chicago. Castellanos came to the Cubs via trade with the Tigers earlier in the 2019 season. During that time, he appeared in 51 games. During his time with the Cubs, he hit .321, which is huge for them. In his 212 at-bats, he smashed 16 home runs.
The loss of Castellanos hits the Cubs hard as they now have Jason Heyward, Almora Jr., and Schwarber as key points in the outfield. On January 27th of this year, Castellanos did sign a five-year deal to join the former Cub pitcher Strop as a Red.
All in All the Cubs lost some great talent but did pick up some talent along the way. It will be interesting to see how they respond during this year as we are only 18 days away from our spring training opening matchup with the Athletics on February 22nd.