Chicago Cubs New: Cody Bellinger meets with media, Correa fallout and more

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New Chicago Cubs center fielder Cody Bellinger was officially introduced by the team on Tuesday and held a zoom press conference with reporters.

There has been much focus on the offensive struggles that Bellinger has had since winning the National League MVP award in 2019 and the outfielder is confident in the work he has done this offseason in order to get his body right.

Bellinger was asked about whether or not he relies on modern analytics as was to improve his offensive skill set.

Bellinger also spoke glowingly about new Cubs' teammate, shortstop Dansby Swason.

Given the success that Bellinger had previously had with the Dodgers, he was also asked about the leadership qualities that he would bring to the Cubs.

Bellinger also confirmed the weather difference between Chicago and Los Angeles at the beginning of the season.

Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson thanks the Atlanta Braves

In a sign that an official announcement of the signing is imminent, new Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson shared a thank you post for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Fortunately for the Cubs, Swanson has signed his contract with the team. Otherwise, the breaking news overnight of the New York Mets poaching Carlos Correa away from the San Francisco Giants may have led to the Giants throwing the bag at Swanson.

Chicago Cubs sign Sergio Alcantara to minor league deal

Utility infielder Sergio Alcantara is back with the Chicago Cubs organization after signing a minor-league deal with the team on Tuesday.

Brandon Drury signs with the Los Angeles Angels

Utility infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury has signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels worth $17MM.

The Cubs were never considered to be involved in Drury's market despite the breakout campaign he had with the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres last season. Drury clubbed a career-high 28 home runs last season but it is likely that the Cubs are seeking more offensive consistency than the career .315 wOBA and 93 wRC+ that he carries.