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Cubs Trade Targets: Second basemen

Cubs Trade Targets: Second basemen

Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield is among second basemen who the Cubs could be looking to trade for. It’s no secret that the Cubs are lacking production from the keystone position this year. Entering the All-Star break, the Cubs rank 15th in baseball with an fWAR of 1.5 from the second base contingent of Addison Russell, David Bote, and Daniel Descalso, who have a combined slash line of .233/.323/.371. While league average doesn’t scream for a change, the front office has been hinting at a drastic change coming in the next few weeks, and this is the position that would make the...
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The Cubs need better options at second base with Ben Zobrist on extended leave

The Cubs need better options at second base with Ben Zobrist on extended leave

The David Bote - Addison Russell - Daniel Descalso “platoon” isn’t going to cut it for a contending team. On May 8 Ben Zobrist took a leave of absence from the Chicago Cubs for personal reasons likely related to his marital situation. In order to compensate for his absence from the team the Cubs made a series of roster and lineup moves: Addison Russell was called up from Triple-A Iowa earlier than anticipated, Kris Bryant has played more than his fair share of corner outfield, Daniel Descalso has gotten a few more at bats than any of us are comfortable with and David Bote has roamed...

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