3 moves the Chicago Cubs have to make after Shohei Ohtani signs with Dodgers

The Chicago Cubs will need to be prepared to shift quickly after news broke that Shohei Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Sep 26, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Cody Bellinger (24) celebrates with
Sep 26, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Cody Bellinger (24) celebrates with / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Cubs need to finalize a free-agent deal with first baseman Rhys Hoskins

If there were any legitimate takeaways from the Winter Meetings for the Chicago Cubs, it was that Rhys Hoskins will likely be the team's first baseman in 2024.

The Cubs have reportedly discussed multiple contract structures with Hoskins. Likely, the reason why the Cubs have not pulled the trigger on signing Hoskins is that they were needing confirmation on whether or not they spending $600MM on Ohtani.

The Cubs have failed to address the first base position since they traded Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees in 2021. Hoskins would be an answer for the position while also having 30-home run potential. For a team that struggled to hit the ball over the fence last season, Hoskins would be a much-needed addition.

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