Chicago Cubs News: Grading the team's offseason additions

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Trey Mancini: B+

There has been a giant question mark at first base since the Anthony Rizzo trade, and the Cubs brought in help in the form of Trey Mancini. They also understandably decided to move on from Alfonso Rivas and Frank Schwindel, as those two never really panned out as long-term solutions. Mancini inked a two-year deal, and his bat should provide some much-needed power to this lineup. Although his home run numbers dipped in the last two seasons with the Orioles, that could likely be partially attributed to the Camden Yards fence renovation. Wrigley Field should be an easier spot for Mancini to go yard and he will probably be in the lineup most days as the team’s DH as well as a backup first baseman. Mancini can also play corner outfield spots in a pinch.