Chicago Cubs: Projecting 3 perfect DH options for 2022

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Kyle Schwarber

Boston Red Sox left fielder Kyle Schwarber. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

The Chicago Cubs should be active in the free agent market for 2022 with the likely addition of the DH in the NL giving extra incentive to go after hitters.

The Cubs are in rebuild mode but that doesn’t mean they won’t be looking to add to the roster in free agency this offseason.

Jed Hoyer has already indicated Chicago will be active while also looking to make intelligent moves that won’t break the bank.

One thing Hoyer has to account for is the strong likelihood the National League will adopt the designated hitter. That change should put the Cubs in line to sign some hitters they might not have considered otherwise.

3 perfect DH options for the Cubs in 2022

Kyle Schwarber

Kyle Schwarber came up with the Cubs organization and helped them win a World Series in 2016. Despite the fact that they let him walk after the 2020 season, he landed on his feet with the Nationals and ended up finishing the year with the Red Sox.

In 2021, Schwarber had a career year, batting .266/.374/.554 while smashing 32 home runs.

That kind of production will make Schwarber a hot name in the market and could take him out of the price range the Chicago is willing to pay. However, he’s more worth the money now than he would have been back in 2020 knowing his whole job can be to just hit.

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