The Chicago Cubs are an abysmal team in the National League this season. For most of 2022 and 2021, they have been a disaster. However, a lot of people seem to think that they are going to go out and make a big splash this winter.
Of course, the rumors surround the great shortstops that are going to be available but one new rumor should make each and every Cubs fan giddy. It involves a superstar that plays for a bad team on the west coast.
One of the only more disappointing teams than the Cubs this season is the Los Angeles Angels. They haven’t been able to win anything despite having two generational talents on their roster. Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout are truly amazing players that have done no winning.
Now, the Angels could be sold so questions remain about their two stars. Are they going to trade them before the team gets sold? It is surely possible. There is one baseball person with a credible opinion that thinks the Cubs are an option for Ohtani.
Jon Morosi of the MLB Network went on “The Parkins and Spiegal Show” and said that he wouldn’t be surprised if Ohtani was traded to the Cubs. That would be one of the greatest things to ever happen to a Chicago sports franchise.
Shohei Ohtani would change the Chicago Cubs franchise forever if he came.
Ohtani can be argued as the greatest athlete walking on this earth right now. He is certainly the most gifted baseball player who ever lived. The biggest reason for this is because of the fact that he is a two-way player.
If the Cubs landed this guy, they would be getting their new best hitter, their new best pitcher, and their new best base stealer. He is truly a magnificent player that has no ceiling in this game. He is absolutely one of the game’s best pitchers and hitters.
He is also a well-known superstar across the world now. Anyone who has him on their team will draw the attention of the entire sports world for his entire tenure. The money that would come with landing him would be astronomical.
There is also a designated hitter in the National League now which didn’t exist when Ohtani was trying to decide on his team. Everything that he brings to the table would help the Cubs take that next step in their rebuild.
Now, just because one baseball pundit thinks that it could happen doesn’t mean that it will. However, it is something to keep an eye on once the offseason begins. The Cubs would have to give up a lot and then extend him but it would be well worth it for them.