Cubs in the mix for All-Star outfielder Cody Bellinger
|Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 12:59 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs are doing their due diligence to bring a talent upgrade to the Windy City.
MLB reporter Jon Heyman of the New York Post was on 670 The Score on Tuesday morning and said that the Cubs are in the mix for two-time All-Star Cody Bellinger, who was recently non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“I’ve heard his name connected to the Cubs,” Heyman said of Bellinger. “I think the Cubs are really looking at those great shortstops, so that’s the big story with the Cubs. Are they going to get (Carlos) Correa or (Xander) Bogaerts or one of those guys, (Trea) Turner? That’s the big story. They’re looking at catching. I know they’ve talked about (Christian) Vazquez and some other catchers.
“I have heard Bellinger connected with the Cubs.”
Bellinger hit .210 with 19 homers and 68 RBIs last season.
When Bellinger is raking, he can do damage as he hit .305 with 47 homers, 15 stolen bases and 115 RBIs in winning the 2019 National League MVP award.
Since that sensational year, he has hit just .203 in 295 regular season games.