The Chicago Cubs had every intention of being a contender this offseason.Over the winter, the team added Dansby Swanson, Jameson Tyrone, Cody Bellinger, Trey Mancini and Eric Hosmer. . These acquisitions changed the outlook for this team in a matter of weeks.
We knew Front Office and Wondership Group would spend money this winter. But this level? It was hard to see it coming.
Now, on paper, the Cubs weren’t outsiders considering wildcard possibilities, and suddenly they were in the division’s mix.
A rotation led by Marcus Stroman and Tyyon, followed by pitchers such as Justin Steele, Drew Smiley, Keegan Thompson and even Kyle Hendricks. Taking all the depth into consideration, the rotation is very good and may be the best in this department. Health is important over the long season.
The line-up has also been greatly improved. The addition of Swanson and Mancini gives the lineup a known complement. If Bellinger can return to anything similar to his NL MVP award-winning performance in his 2019 MLB season, the lineup is a force to be reckoned with. Add in Hosmer, who can provide a solid bat, and suddenly Chicago’s lineup rivals anyone else’s in his NL Central.
this is a good team. This makes his MLB regular season in 2023…
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