The Chicago Cubs are involved in a lot of rumors these days and it has to do with spending money in free agency. Well, the Winter Meetings are underway and people are starting to make some big moves.
One of the rumors that the Cubs have been mostly tied to is the shortstop market. One of the players that is available here is Trea Turner.
This is a player that has been one of the best in the league for a long time now. He started his career with the Washington Nationals where he won the World Series in 2019. During the 2021 season, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an MLB blockbuster.
Now, he finished this season as one of the best free agents on the market. This is a guy who has been an All-Star, won a batting title, and has a Silver Slugger in addition to all of that previously mentioned postseason success.
The Chicago Cubs are hoping to be active on the market during this off-season.
On Monday, it came out that Turner has agreed to an 11-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies worth 300 million dollars. That is certainly one of the most incredible contracts in all of baseball. He is truly amongst the elite with this one.
Now, one of the big four shortstops is off the market. The good news is that the Cubs have more links to Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson anyway so they are still very much going to be active in an attempt to get one of these guys.
A problem is that the Phillies are going to remain a problem after their somewhat surprising run to the World Series in 2022. They were always a good team but now they are a great team that is going to be great for a long time. We certainly haven’t seen the last of them.
The Cubs might be able to win within their division soon but teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, and now Philadelphia Phillies are going to be a huge problem for a long time.
There is no doubt that this is a huge Major League move and one that will change the league up a little bit.