Chicago Cubs: More veteran free agent options at second

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Cubs: A reunion with the veteran Jason Kipnis might keep the position stable.

Last season Jason Kipnis came in on a minor league deal and ended up being a nice addition to the team. His veteran leadership was much appreciated by teammates and was a solid bat for much of the season.

Why is he a good fit?

Despite the .237 average, he posted a .341 OBP, .744 OPS and 102 wRC+ in 44 games last year. Like most of his career, he was very reliable at second base with the glove.

It would make sense that Kipnis would want to try to find a place where he can start, and that is not a guarantee with the Cubs. There is a decent number second baseman on the market with just so many teams looking for starting positions, so a reunion is not exactly impossible. Even if not incredibly likely. It is doubtful that he will command much money even after a decently solid year at the plate.

Bringing back a familiar face who showed decent production last year would be nice. Could the hometown opportunity convince him to return of the Cubs desired to bring him back? One can wonder.

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Second base will be an interesting position for the Cubs moving forward. Hoerner’s development is still a work in progress and you can never have enough infield depth.

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