5 recent non-tenders who are perfect fits for the Cubs

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5 non-tenders who are perfect fits for the Cubs: #1 - Cody Bellinger

I don't care how awful Cody Bellinger has been the last few seasons - I really don't. We're talking about a former National League MVP with prodigious power from the left side who's capable of playing both first base and center field - two huge areas of need for the Cubs right now.

The Dodgers non-tendered Bellinger, which reportedly frees up the money for them to take a run at Aaron Judge this offseason, leaving the two-time All-Star in search of a new home for the first time in his career. Last season, the 27-year-old managed just a 78 OPS+ and over the course of the last two years, he ranked in the bottom third and six percent of the league, respectively, in xBA - not exactly an encouraging note.

Still, we know what this guy is capable of doing when he's on point - and despite his offensive struggles of late, he remains an elite defender, checking in at the 92nd percentile in outs above average last season.

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Bellinger is going to have widespread interest on the open market and he's not just going to fall into the Cubs' laps. But his ceiling is too high and potential impact too great for Chicago to play it safe when it comes to this guy. Of all the non-tenders we saw this week, none have the potential to make a bigger impact than Cody Bellinger.