By Steven S. Garcia
Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- While some might not call an 84-78 season a disappointment, it was on the Northside of Chicago. For the Cubs and an offensive firepower that included Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, and Willson Contreras, it very well was.
While you can’t put the blame solely on their shoulders, the ballclub surely underachieved as a whole.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in five years, it’s obvious the Cubs want to make a splash in 2020 under first-year manager David Ross. Especially come atop division rivals St. Louis and Milwaukee.
The Cubs, just like the San Diego Padres, played heavily underachieved baseball in the second half of 2019.
Speaking of the Padres, they could be a potential landing spot for Kris Bryant, as the Friars possess the best minor league system in all of baseball.
While the Cubs have needs in centerfield, second base, and all over the pitching staff, moving someone of the likes of Kris Bryant, and/or even a Willson Contreras would seem logical as the Cubs are not only looking to win in 2020, but also years to come. And San Diego may have the utensils to fill those gaps.
With the winter meetings still yet to come and spring training coming on February 22, we will see what transpires.