The 2023 season will see the Chicago Cubs having quite a bit on their plate with their roster.
Whereas the crew spent cash to make enhancements, they nonetheless don’t have long-term offers for Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner.
With each gamers being key to the crew’s protection, they should work out offers for each.
They may need to do that earlier than the 2023 season begins, as Hoerner is shifting again to his authentic taking part in place at second base.
It was at this place the place Hoerner was a candidate for a Gold Glove.
Congratulations to the seven Cubs nominated for a Gold Glove award this yr! These seven are: Anthony Rizzo, Nico Hoerner, Javier Baez, Jason Heyward, Willson Contreras, Kyle Hendricks & Alec Mills. 🐻pic.twitter.com/yf5C5zAGod
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Talking of a Gold Glove, Happ is coming off profitable his first Gold Glove in 2022.
With each gamers being confirmed defensive stars, the asking value will solely improve after the season begins.
Nonetheless, the Cubs may fear about Happ’s historical past of inconsistency.
Whereas it’s true, 2022 confirmed how he turned a nook in his improvement as a participant.
As for Hoerner, he’s a confirmed star all through his profession with the Cubs.
The Cubs shouldn’t fear about his 2021 season, the place accidents restricted him to solely 44 video games that season.
His 2022 season noticed him taking part in 135 video games, the place he solely missed a handful of video games due to a proper ankle sprain.
With him proving he can play out a majority of a season, the crew has each motive to offer him an extension.
Add in how Happ is bettering on the plate and together with his protection and the Cubs have extra causes to maintain each gamers.
If the crew desires to be contenders every season, maintaining each gamers might be key in carrying out this feat.