3 Sneaky Free Agents the Cubs Should Sign Before Spring Training

Bellinger, Hoskins, and/or Chapman are at the top of the list for the Cubs. Besides them, there are some low-key moves that would enhance this roster more than just a little.

Nov 13, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Craig Counsell (C) speaks as he is introduced as a new Chicago
Nov 13, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Craig Counsell (C) speaks as he is introduced as a new Chicago / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jorge Soler

The 2016 Chicago Cubs will forever be remembered for breaking the 108-year drought for a World Series championship. We will never see anything like that again, at least in our lifetimes.

Now, the only remaining player from that 2016 team is Kyle Hendricks. It's a sign that the Cubs are moving on and ready to have another championship team honored and recognized. But sometimes you must go back to move forward.

One player who was on that 2016 team is free agent Jorge Soler, and he is still out there and available. He would be a wonderful guy for the Cubs to have and use off the bench or as a designated hitter. He can play the outfield and hit some tanks into the bleachers.

After the Cubs and a stint in Kansas City with the Royals, Soler was dealt to Atlanta at the 2021 trade deadline and played a significant role in helping the Braves secure their first World Series championship since 1995.

Adding Soler would just give the Cubs lineup extra insurance and room to play with. Adding him into the DH slot and rotation with potentially Christopher Morel, Patrick Wisdom, and newly acquired Michael Busch would have Cubs fans smiling from ear to ear.