Cubs: 4 players on postseason rosters who are a perfect fit

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Cubs: 4 perfect fits on postseason rosters: #1 – Trea Turner

I’ve talked about Trea Turner and what to like about him at length here at Cubbies Crib and the offseason hasn’t even started yet. But you can bet I’ll be keeping an eye on how he impacts the Dodgers in the weeks to come as they look to turn a 110-win regular season into a second championship in the last three years.

Turner has the ability to change a game in so many ways. He’s an elite baserunner (99th percentile in sprint speed), is an annual batting crown contender and can help a lineup generate a whole lot of offense in a hurry. Thinking of him alongside Nico Hoerner up the middle next year? Yes, please.

Assuming the Dodgers don’t drop a boat load of cash at his doorstep once the World Series wraps up, the Cubs will no doubt be checking in on Turner, along with pretty much every other top-tier shortstop out there, including Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson.

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The Cubs desperately need to add some pop to the lineup. Turner could do just that – and when you pair him with some big bats, there’s hope for brighter days ahead for Chicago offensively.