Thinking Out Loud: Can Justin Fields play for the Chicago Cubs?

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Just(in) hear me out.

The Chicago Cubs have been nothing above atrocious during this current 11-game losing streak. Entering action Sunday, the Cubs were scoring an average of 3.7 runs per game while giving up 8.3 during their last 10. In just the last seven games prior to the finale in Miami, the team’s total ERA was a lovely 9.47. The starters are not pitching quality innings, the bullpen is in shambles, and this team needs a spark.

Hey, I know a guy that is good at throwing, running, and can spark a whole city (let alone a team).

He’s already a fan anyways.

Justin Fields is a bona fide dude, and certainly knows what he’s doing with his arm. Can you imagine someone like this coming out of the Cubs bullpen? What about as a starter? What about as a leadoff man? Maybe all three? Let’s dream together.

Fields could be the match to Shohei Ohtani the league needs. He’s got the speed and those arms scream power. I think something like this is the only way the Cubs get out of this slump and back into winning form.

Don’t believe me? Just watch:

In his first game as a professional quarterback, Justin Fields went 14-for-20 for 147 yards and a TD through the air. He also ran for 33 yards and a TD.

That same day, the Cubs lost to the Marlins 5-4, giving up five unearned runs. Do you know how hard that is to do?

Next. Willson Contreras is sick and tired of losing already. dark

At this point, I feel qualified enough to come out of the Cubs bullpen or even start a game based on the performances I’ve witnessed in the last month or so. Justin Fields is way more qualified, he’s way stronger, and way more accurate. I’d imagine he’s also free and definitely has nothing going on Monday-Saturday just depending on the Bears’ schedule. So, in the words of our beloved center fielder Ian Happ, “Who says no?”