Three Cubs' offseason predictions after the Dansby Swanson signing

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Prediction #2 - Cubs sign Trey Mancini

Trey Mancini has been a well-known target for the Chicago Cubs this winter after missing on Jose Abreu and Josh Bell. After signing Swanson and having a better idea where their payroll sits heading into 2023, I’m surprised the Cubs aren’t moving at a little faster pace to land one of Mancini, Brandon Drury, or Michael Conforto. The Cubs need another bat and still have to salary before blowing past the first level of the luxury tax threshold.

Out of the three, the Cubs will lock up first base target Trey Mancini. The Cubs know they need a corner infielder, and although Brandon Drury had a much better 2022 campaign, Mancini has far and away been the more consistent of the two. Conforto is an excellent option to take a flier on, but he doesn’t fill as much of a need as a true corner infielder.