The Chicago Cubs have been adamant that they are not going to deal with an extended rebuilding process and that they want to reload quickly.
They had begun that process in the 2021-22 offseason. Marcus Stroman and Seiya Suzuki were signed as pieces to bring them back to respectability, something that failed to materialize last year. It is not a surprise that the Cubs are already being linked to players in free agency, such as Jose Abreu and Aaron Judge.
Turner could also be an option. The Cubs need a shortstop after punting the position in free agency last season and there is reportedly mutual interest in a deal coming together. However, before anyone celebrates his putting the pen to the paper and heading to Wrigley, he also said that he wants to know what the Cubs’ plan is to turn the team into a contender once again if he is going to sign a long term deal.
Adding him to the lineup would be a start. Rafael Ortega, Christopher Morel, and Nick Madrigal are not exactly the types of players that should be leading off for any team with playoff aspirations. Turner is the dynamic piece that the Cubs need atop the lineup. But they need to convince him of that first.
The Chicago Cubs need a shortstop and a viable option atop their lineup. Trea Turner could be the answer to both.