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

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Extend: Cody Bellinger

This one is a bit more controversial, but if Cody Bellinger continues to show signs of his former self, I say give him a bigger contract. Right now the center fielder is on a one-year deal with the Cubs worth $17 million. However, he has the potential to be a 30-home run threat while giving you outstanding gold glove-caliber defense in center. He has a strong throwing arm, and 27 years oldgood speed on the bases and he is still only 27-years-old. I know Pete-Crow Armstrong is quickly making his way to the majors, but Bellinger is already a proven big leaguer and his potential lefty power is really enticing.

dark. Next. Chicago Cubs fans are feeling the vibes as the team extends All-Star Ian Happ