Three Chicago Cubs who may have played their final game in Wrigleyville

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Chicago Cubs: Daniel Descalso, 2B/3B

Kicking things off is a guy who most would agree would find himself at the top of this list. Daniel Descalso signed a two-year, $5 million deal with Chicago before the start of the 2019 season and carries a club option in 2021, with a $1 million buyout.

While the Cubs don’t seemingly find themselves in a secure spot with finances, Descalso immediately registers as a prime cut candidate when baseball gets rolling once again. Descalso is 33 years old and does not fit into a role any longer with the Cubs. They should have released him last season.

Descalso slashed a paltry .173/.271/.250 over 82 games and 194 plate appearances, registering a 29.4 percent strikeout rate and posting a lowly 42 wRC+. By the end of the season, the veteran infielder found himself worth -0.8 WAR. Yikes.

The Cubs saw the exciting emergence of 2018 first-round pick Nico Hoerner last season, who came out of the gates hot last season. Add David Bote into the infield mix, who was an above-average defensive second baseman last year, and it becomes clear the Cubs don’t have much use for Descalso any longer.