The Chicago Cubs' front office finds itself charting the middle ground again in the aftermath of a 74-88 season. With the most-valued prospects not yet ready for prime time, Hoyer and company has continued to add in places via free agency but appears not to have been given a green light to spend like a real competitor. The Cubs biggest move so far has clearly been the addition of shortstop Dansby Swanson on a 7-year contract that will see him through his age 35 season. In the next tier of moves are Jameson Taillon and Cody Bellinger, each of whom address a roster need on a reasonable budget. On the other side of the ledger, the Cubs front office allowed Willson Contreras to go to the Cardinals on a five year deal despite the North Siders still having gaps in the lineup at Catcher, 1st base, and DH.
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