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Can the Chicago Cubs ride gravy train with Corey Seager, Kyle Seager?

Duane Pesice
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Pink Floyd most notably rode the gravy train – but it’s been a minute since the Chicago Cubs could say the same. But when it comes to Corey Seager and his older brother, Kyle Seager, the team might have themselves an entree and a side-dish.

It’s no secret the Cubs aren’t enjoying the salad course of the meal. Well, maybe they are if they elected to have some (and by some, I mean a lot) of cocktails while waiting for their meal to arrive – which would be the only explanation for some of the team’s past decisions. But, I must admit, it’s a new-look front office calling the shots now – so you can’t exactly blame them for what’s transpired to this point.

I sincerely hope they are the experts in their respective fields and, in any case, we’re not here to talk about that right now.

Brett Taylor, Evan Altman and Russell Dorsey were all writing just the other day about the delirious possibility of the Cubs doling out a lot of lettuce for free agent shortstop Corey Seager. Seager would fill many holes simultaneously, as he is a competent major-league shortstop, and very nice (lifetime slash .297/.367/.504) left-handed bat with decent power (104 HR) in 5+ full seasons.

I’ll take that with a bottle of the house red. That moves Nico Hoerner to an outfield/infield platoon floater, where he’d spell Rafael Ortega in the so-far-this offseason lineup. It also allows for the possibility that, if Patrick Wisdom struggles again with his strikeouts in 2022, Hoerner could potentially emerge as an option at the hot corner.

Could the Chicago Cubs sign Corey Seager and Kyle Seager in one fell swoop?

While we’re talking about third base, how about a side of Seager’s older brother as an insurance policy while the kids on the farm develop? In his 11 years in the majors, Seager sports a .251/.321/.442 line. Not spectacular, but for a couple of years at the back-end of his career, a perfectly serviceable piece. His 242 lifetime deep flies speak to his power potential from the left side, and he’s not likely, at 34 years of age, to command an onerous contract. Something like a tenth of what Corey will cost – which could be enough to make the Chicago Cubs bite.

I could certainly be persuaded to make both selections. Neither man strikes out a TON, though Kyle is more prone than Corey is. Both have a little glove love and in my not-so-humble opinion would be welcome additions to the southpaw contingent and, given their their track records and longevity, good team members.

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The Cubs wouldn’t be the only team bidding, of course, but a generous offer and the idea of a tandem might be salable, if indeed Chicago is planning on such an acquisition, and assuming there is a 2022 season. I’ll see you in the club car for a brandy after.

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