With a lot of talent in the upper levels of the minors set to arrive to Wrigley Field in the coming years, the Cubs do need some stopgaps, particularly in the outfield. This year’s Winter Meetings has yielded a good possibility to add a young, talented player. This player is no other than first baseman Logan Morrison, who’s currently on the Miami Marlins’ trade block.
Miami is actively shopping him and among all the teams interested, the Cubs seem to be the best fit to make a deal that would benefit both parties.
The Marlins are reportedly looking to receive a third baseman in return and for the first time in years, the Cubs have a surplus at the hot corner. Without adding Kris Bryant into the mix, the Cubs have Mike Olt, Christian Villanueva and even Jeimer Candelario as pieces that could be headliners in a deal.
The Cubs, on the other hand, really need a player with Morrison’s skill set. He’s a left-handed hitter with some pop in his bat, and he’s relatively young. He’s also cost-controlled for the next three years and even though he’s not an above-average defender in the outfield, he could be a more than serviceable player for the organization.
The idea of having Morrison at first base would shift Anthony Rizzo to the outfield, and would allow Junior Lake to spend more time developing in the minors. He would add another power threat in the lineup. It seems like a win-win situation for both parties, and a move should be made as soon as possible.