The Chicago Cubs might have not kept Kyle Schwarber around even if the coronavirus pandemic never happened. Now he is in even more danger now that this lack of revenue might cause the team to start shedding some payroll. His next contract was confusing before this all happened and now how much he is worth might even take more of a dip. It is hard to see him getting all that much but the Cubs still might have to let him go.
Schwarber is a good player. As good as he has been, he still leaves a lot to be desired. In 2019, he had 38 home runs and 92 RBIs. A lot of that happened in the second half. He was having a subpar time at the plate in the first half of the season but then he really turned it on. He was a good hitter for the Cubs once he got out of his slump but it still wasn’t enough to help them reach the playoffs.
His power numbers turned out to be pretty good but the rest of his stats were okay at best. He had a slash line of .250/.339/.531. Those are about what you can expect from Schwarber at this point as he is clearly a pure power hitter. He did score 82 runs this season as well which is a pretty nice total.
He might not get superstar money when the time is right but he should get a fair raise, depending on the final damages of the corona revenue. Moving him along would be something that might help free the Cubs of some money.