Do the mighty Cubs really need Profar?
The Cubs do not lack depth. Kris Bryant holds down third base, Anthony Rizzo first base and Javier Baez one of the two middle infield positions. Ben Zobrist and Ian Happ can basically play anywhere (like Profar), and Chicago will do all they can to have Kyle Schwarber‘s bat in the lineup.
A team with that many notable names doesn’t seem to be in great need of Jurickson Profar. Though, I guess Addison Russell is the kicker.
The Cubs decided to tender Russell a contract for 2019 despite his recent domestic abuse allegations and his underwhelming 2018 performance. They’ll need to decide what his role is on the team before making any sort of significant external move.
Chicago did agree with infielder Daniel Descalso on a 2-year/$5 million contract yesterday morning. It seems they’ve already found their utility option.
Profar is not a fit for the Chicago Cubs. He is far beyond a utility role and the Cubs do not have room for him as an everyday player. Even if they still want to acquire him, there is no way they would offer the Texas Rangers a reasonable return.
Chance Profar lands with the Cubs: 0%