The Cubs met with Boras to discuss Correa, Bogarts originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
cubs met with agent Scott Boras at GM meetings Tuesday to discuss All-Star shortstops Carlos Correa and Xander Bogarts, among other Boras clients, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago.
Boras is among the agents the Cubs have met this week, and a free agent is approaching. Players can sign with new teams starting at 4pm CT on Thursday.
This offseason, the Cubs will compete in a stellar free-agent shortstop class that includes Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson along with Correa and Bogarts.
Adding one of the shortstops is a path for the Cubs to improve both offensively and defensively – with MLB rule changes limiting shifts in 2023. base.
The Cubs have payroll flexibility this winter to make a splash, and Hoyer said last month they “absolutely” want to compete in 2023.
“I think any team that wants to get a lot better is going to hunt for the best players,” Boras said at a press conference Wednesday in Las Vegas. “These rare shortstops that give you this two-way dynamic, they are generational. They are hard to find.
“We look back and I understand that we have a few short stops in the market, it’s just a rare, rare time that you can have players at a young age who have so demonstrated and achieved their position.”
The Cubs are not alone in their interest in the shortstop market, with more than half a dozen teams affiliated with the quartet.
“Whenever you know there are twice as many teams after a small group, the demand is very, very high,” Boras said. And it should be.
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