The Cubs should sign free agent Bryce Harper

The biggest name in almost 20 years has hit the free agent market. The Cubs should try to sign him.

The Cubs made an early exit from the postseason this month and the reason was that their offense went flat at exactly the wrong moment. But it wasn’t just the tiebreaker and the Wild Card game. The Cubs offense struggled the entire second half. Before the All-Star Break, the Cubs led the National League in runs scored, on-base percentage, batting average and OPS. After the All-Star Break, they were eighth in runs scored, ninth in on-base percentage and tenth in OPS. There’s no way to sugarcoat it: the Cubs offense abandoned them in the second half.

This isn’t to say that there weren’t reasons for that that such as injuries and fatigue that may not be repeated in 2019. But it would be pollyannaish to claim that the Cubs offense doesn’t need help. That’s why they got Daniel Murphy in August and he helped for a while before he too struggled down the stretch.

The Cubs need to add some offense this winter. The pitching was excellent in the second half and Cole Hamels should be back …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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