There was a concerted push to get Carlos Correa on the Chicago Cubs last year, at least amongst the fanbase.
Despite those Christmas carols and other attempts to beg the Cubs to sign Correa, they looked the other way, hoping that Nico Hoerner and Nick Madrigal would be good enough. While Hoerner did his part, Madrigal was not nearly what the Cubs had hoped for. Once again, they are looking for help in the middle of their infield, likely at shortstop as Hoerner could slide back over to second base.
Correa would certainly be the upgrade that the Cubs are looking for. He posted a .291/.366/.467 batting line with 22 homers and24 doubles in his 590 plate appearances, numbers that would make a drastic impact on the Cubs lineup.
He is not going to be cheap. The Twins reportedly have multiple offers on the table for Correa already and other teams are going to jump into the mix. However, if the Cubs are going to contend in 2023 as they hope to, they will need to add another impact bat to their lineup. Correa could be that piece they need.
The Chicago Cubs had a chance at Carlos Correa last offseason. They cannot afford to miss that opportunity this year.