Chicago Cubs have a whole lot of nothing going on

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 28: Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs, looks on as David Ross, new manager of the Cubs talks to the media during a press conference at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 28: Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs, looks on as David Ross, new manager of the Cubs talks to the media during a press conference at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Cubs seem to be moving in another direction after hiring a new manager, but the front office has not made any big moves the fanbase is expecting.

The Chicago Cubs had a very disappointing ending to their 2019 season, as they watched the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate on the mound after clinching the National League Central. Joe Maddon was let go because Theo Epstein said he wanted a new voice in the clubhouse.

Well, I know it would not be fair to David Ross for the front office to roll out the same team from last year and expect Ross to lead them to a championship. Because that is not going to happen.

There were reports earlier in the offseason that said that it was “obvious” that the Cubs were trying to make some trades, but it just hasn’t happened.

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So, it is fair to ask if the Cubs will make a big move like everyone is expecting them to make?

I believe they will because the fans and probably the players believe that it won’t be enough to just bring in David Ross to manage the same club that failed to even win 85 games in 2019.

Now, whether it will be Kris Bryant or Willson Contreras or some other big player to be moved is above my paygrade, but one of them should be moved.

Bryant only has two more years before free agency, and he had already rejected a contract offer so he is going to want to test the market, so Chicago needs to get value back (something a little less than the Lindor return if he is moved). Contreras is another option to be traded because the Cubs still have viable catching options behind him including Victor Caratini and Miguel Amaya.

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Teams like the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals have improved their respective rosters this winter, but will the Chicago Cubs do the same? We will find out soon enough.