3 Cubs players who should be out of the picture in 2024

As the Cubs shifts into a new contention window, change is inevitable.
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3 Cubs players who should be out of the picture in 2024 - #1: Patrick Wisdom

It was a fun era - one filled with mammoth home runs and showing some skin rounding the bases - but it's time to move on from Patrick Wisdom. He's been relegated to a bench role, and one that's completely dictated by matchups at that. His hot start now a thing in the distant past, Wisdom appears to be on the outside looking in when it comes to the team's long-term plans.

The hot corner figures to be an area of focus for Chicago this winter. The best third baseman on the market is Matt Chapman, but it remains to be seen if the Cubs go in that direction or if they perhaps look at a reunion with Jeimer Candelario, who could handle third and first - the team's two biggest positions of need.

Wisdom has blasted 74 home runs in three years - eclipsing the 20-homer mark in each - and even setting the Cubs rookie record in 2021 when he hit 28, topping Kris Bryant's 26-homer mark from back in 2015. But if the front office is serious about chasing an NL Central crown next year, Wisdom can't be a guy you're counting on.

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