With pitchers and catchers reporting in less than a month, the Chicago Cubs have to consider adding another big bat to their offense.
Now that the Cardinals have revamped their lineup with the signing of 6x All-Star Paul Goldschmidt, should the Cubs really consider Bryce Harper?
The NL Central as a whole has added plenty of firepower to their lineups this offseason. Not only will the NL Central be better as a whole, the race for October will be much closer.
The Cincinnati Reds acquired Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, Kyle Farmer, and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Homer Bailey, Jeter Downs, and Josiah Gray.
Meanwhile the Milwaukee Brewers are coming off one of the franchise’s most successful seasons that fell one game short of a World Series berth.
Back in October, Kris Bryant turned away an extension worth $200 million from the Cubs. Was this a sign, Kris Bryant wanted to keep space for his long-time friend Bryce Harper?
Adding Harper would be a great fit to the Chicago outfield because the depth thin and the platoon is young.
Coupling the young talent in Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber with a star like Harper could help propel the Cubs to the World Series.