Were decisions made in a vacuum and not subject to any real-life parameters, the only possible answer to “Should the Cubs add Manny Machado?” is “YES!” Same goes for Bryce Harper, the other half of this winter’s dynamic duo of superstar free agents. And while we’re eventually going to need to let some air into the conversation, I do want to take a hypothetical pass at what’s already been a heated debate over which player is a better fit with the Cubs.
Both have already gotten top billing on the rumor circuit over the last 12-18 months, with Harper serving as his own hype man and Machado being linked in trade rumors up until the moment he went to LA. Now we’ve got oddsmakers putting the Cubs at even money to land the former National at the same time Chicago’s shaky middle-infield situation gives them a potential opening ripe for a big addition.
“The Cubs have to improve their offense, so you wonder if Manny Machado will be in the picture in free agency with Addison Russell suspended for 40 games because of his …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider