Chicago Cubs Offseason: Three reasons it’s not time to worry, yet

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Reason 3: This roster still has a ton of talent

I would definitely prefer the Cubs front office go deep into the luxury tax for next season to sign a guy like Harper. The team would have a crowded outfield, but it would boost the offense and give the Cubs another powerful left-handed bat.

There aren’t a lot of high-profile free agents that would fit into this team’s needs for 2019. Relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel is another interesting option, although he struggled mightily in the 2018 playoffs.

Despite the fact that there’s a good chance the Cubs go into Spring Training not having made a big signing, there’s still a lot of talent on this team. The Cubs are still the Vegas favorite to win the NL Central in 2019.

If you go up and down the potential lineup for the Cubs, there is still tons of star power. Everyone knows how good players like Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez are.

But there are hitters like Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber who had below average seasons last year and are looking to bounce back. If either of these guys can play up to their full potential in 2019, it could propel the offense significantly.

I’m hoping the Cubs aren’t done signing free agents, and that they come out of nowhere to shock the baseball world by signing Harper. But if they are done, all hope isn’t lost for 2019.

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It’s tough to have patience with this team sometimes, but it’s the best bet as a Cubs fan in this situation.