3 reasons the Chicago Cubs won’t try to sign Freddie Freeman

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3 reasons the Chicago Cubs won’t sign Freddie Freeman: #1 – Pitching Needs

At the end of the day, though, one simple truth will keep the Cubs from pursuing Freeman this winter: they have much, much bigger fish to fry.

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Chicago’s starting rotation can’t even be considered big league quality at this point. It looks – and has performed – like they belong in Baltimore, where pitchers seemingly go to fail, watching their careers die on the vine. If Hoyer doesn’t add several quality arms this winter, 2022 will be a painful year on the North Side.

Right now, Kyle Hendricks can be safely penciled into next year’s rotation. You’d assume the likes of Keegan Thompson, Justin Steele and Adbert Alzolay will all get looks, too, but they’re certainly not locks – especially with Alzolay’s recent run of success coming out of the bullpen.

Zach Davies is a free agent at year’s end, as well, meaning really it’s Hendricks – who hasn’t pitched like an ace this season – and Alec Mills in the rotation. That’s not exactly the stuff postseason dreams are made of, despite the Cubs ace’s lengthy history of big-game successes.

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The thought of Freddie Freeman in a Cubs uniform is fine and dandy, but right now, it’s not realistic or feasible. These are just three of the reasons why we’ll never see it happen – on top of the fact he sure feels like a guy who’s going to retire a Brave one day.