5 batters the Chicago Cubs should target in free agency

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We’ve recently completed our list of the top 5 pitchers the Cubs could target when the season comes to an end in free agency. Now, we turn our attention to the top 5 bats the Cubs could target this offseason. Due to the recent tear down that tore the hearts of fans in half, the team’s lineup appears foreign to what it has been in recent years.

With the recent departures of Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, little needs to be said of evidence left behind that the offense needs a boost. As recently noted, the Cubs have a sizable amount of payroll that will be freed up after this season mercifully comes to a close. That, coupled with fact Jed Hoyer has said that big money spending will be back soon, one can only speculate as to what exactly that will entail – and when.

If Hoyer’s plan was to not re-sign the team’s former stars due to recent lack of production, it does seem likely that given the amount of free agent talent in this winter’s class, that big money spending could start as soon as this offseason.

With that being said, let’s dive right in and look at five batters that could make a significant impact and help bolster the Chicago Cubs lineup moving into 2022 and beyond.