Cubs News: Three questions about the outfield spots

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For the Chicago Cubs outfield, they have some issues going on. Where will Schwarber play? Is it even going to be here in Chicago?

For the Chicago Cubs, they got issues. Is Kyle Schwarber going to be with the Cubs in 2021? What about Billy Hamilton or Cameron Maybin? They have concerns about the outfield. Two of the spots are ‘locked in’ in Ian Happ and Jason Heyward, that we know. But outside of that, it’s a risk they’re going to have to take.

Happ and Heyward are good. Schwarber is iffy. And the two or three reserves that they have? They don’t–at least currently. And Albert Almora Jr.? He’s as good as gone with a non-tender contract. So what will they do?

I’d sign Hamilton and Maybin to one-year deals. They have proven their worth. Almora is gone, in my opinion. He’s 26 years old and hasn’t done enough to warrant the change needed. From 2016 through 2018, he was money. But the last two years, he’s been horrible at the plate, even being demoted to the alternate site.