2 players the Chicago Cubs should extend next, and 1 extension they should avoid

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Avoid: Patrick Widsom

Right now, Patrick Wisdom is incredibly underpaid and that is just a fact. He is making the bare minimum salary of $763,000 despite the fact that he has led the Cubs in home runs for back-to-back seasons. He has also taken a big step forward on his third base defense to become a large part of this Chicago Cubs team. However, there is a reason Wisdom is still getting paid rookie money, and it's because he earned regular playing time in the majors when he was almost 30 years old. Now he is approaching 32, and there it is only a matter of time before his defense begins to wane. Although he is under contract through 2026, I would suspect he will want more money if he continues to hit home runs. However, his age and high strikeout rate are something to consider as younger options like Christopher Morel or Jake Slaughter could be more beneficial in the long term.