We don’t have the luxury and beauty of Chicago Cubs playoff baseball this year, and while it might be a necessary evil to push the button on a bit of a restart, it doesn’t have to last. To that end, there are players who are or were on the rosters of postseason teams who have already proven they can be winning ballplayers and contributors on successful teams.
Why not look to hijack a few of those playerrs to jumpstart the rebuild next year? There are some serious holes on the Cubs roster that need to be filled via trade or through free agency, and Jed Hoyer has his work cut out for him deciding which holes to plug and how much money to spend. Heck, he’s probably going to have a new GM helping him with those decisions, but why not take a look at the guys getting it done in October for other teams as a starting point?
The Cubs desperately need at least two starting pitchers, one or two starting outfielders, and maybe even a shortstop/third baseman depending on what their plans are with Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom on the left side of the infield. Are there guys that fit those spots who’ve showed their stuff in the postseason? You bet. So, without further ado, let’s check out the five guys still playing who might be able to help the Chicago Cubs roster in 2022.