Chicago Cubs fans react to latest offseason disappointment

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The 2023 offseason is off to a disappointing start for the Chicago Cubs and their fanbase. After the team missed the postseason in each of the past two seasons and waved farewell to cornerstone players such as Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Kyle Schwarber, there was an expectation set by the team this offseason that aggressive spending will occur in order to return the team to contention and relevancy in 2023.

To date this offseason, the Cubs are in the top-10 in regard to offseason spending this winter.

For the Cubs, the $86MM spent this offseason was for two players in outfielder Cody Bellinger and veteran starting pitcher Jameson Taillon. Under the umbrella of the Cubs landing one of the premium free-agent shortstops available this offseason in Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson, the signings of Bellinger and Taillon make sense for a team that has the intention of competing in 2023. The issue for the Cubs is that they have missed on three of those shortstops and Swanson is the lone free-agent shortstop target that remains.

Correa signed a 13-year deal with the San Francisco Giants worth $350MM on Tuesday night and Cubs fans had thoughts.

Cubs fans remain worried about the optics coming from the team's front office.

More hopelessness for Cubs fans.

Morale among Cubs fans regarding the future of the team is at an all-time low. With the Cubs' Convention returning next month, the team has a lot of damage control to conduct before then.