With the December 2 deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players quickly approaching, the free agency pool is about to get deeper. Here’s a look at three position players that might be non-tendered — each of which would assume significant creativity if the Cubs were to acquire.
Coming off the exciting series win over the rival Milwaukee Brewers thanks to the heroics of Jason Heyward and Alec Mills, the Cubs seemed primed for a letdown. When Jeremy Jeffress blew the save in game one, it seemed like the stage was set for the Cubs to go back to their mediocre play that has marred the second half of this strange 2020 season. Still, this resurgent squad showed up, and the end result of the two-game series was a sweep (and a season series sweep to boot).