i think the Cubs are ready to start putting the foot on the gas a bit...with their 2 first picks they chose college kids...kids with more polish closer to the major league level.
If they are ready to start putting this thing together than you may see them open the wallet for the FA this year afterall.
They obviously are thrilled about getting Schwarber and I still am not sure if he will be out future Catcher or future LF..Guy who hits for power and good .OBP is a nice thing to have in the middle of the order...already being compared to Bryant.
With people losing faith in Almora there is a CF FA with decent pop and a high .OBP there to bid on...again I am talking about Melky Cabrera
So now ultimately I feel Castro will be traded...Mostly becaue he has the best value that we can afford to trade.
so heres a look at a well balanced lineup that we could be seeing soon....if they go hard at Cabrera.
2B Alcantara switch hitter
CF Cabrera switch hitter
1B Rizzo lefty
3B Bryant righty
SS Baez righty
LF Schwarber lefty
RF Soler righty
C Castillo righty
Now we would have a well balanced lineup not just with right lefty matups...but a lot of power...some decent speed...and guys who know how to get on base
You can rearrange that lineup in a number of ways and it still looks good