3 needs the Chicago Cubs still have to cross off their wish list

Discover the remaining needs of the Chicago Cubs as they prepare for the upcoming season. Find out who they are targeting to improve their roster.

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3 needs the Chicago Cubs still have to cross off their wish list - Middle of the order bat

The Cubs are hoping that Michael Busch's hit profile is everything that projection models think it should be when he becomes a full-time player at the Major League level. Having said that, projection should not make the Cubs comfortable in terms of their starting lineup.

Even with Busch in the fold, likely as the everyday first base, this is still a Cubs' offense that does not have Cody Bellinger or Jeimer Candelario. Candelario will be playing for the Cincinnati Reds and Bellinger remains on the free-agent market.

Barring an unexpected trade for Pete Alonso of the New York Mets, it would seem that Bellinger will be the answer to the Cubs' need for another middle-of-the-order bat. Though, even with Bellinger back, the Cubs still may be lacking overall power.