Last week, I posted about five under-the-radar players I thought the Cubs might take a flyer on.
Today, it appears they are looking at one of them:
That's Taijuan Walker meeting Cubs brass before they watch him throw. No deal in place or anything. Former first round pick of Seattle who's battled injuries. https://t.co/x6f34yvasp pic.twitter.com/LYtI70ZqXP— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 10, 2020
Taijuan Walker missed almost all of the last two seasons with various injuries. He was reported throwing only in the mid to upper 80s with his fastball recently, but he is just 27 years old (28 in August). Even if he has to spend 2020 in the minor leagues working his way back, he could be a great low cost option for the 2021 rotation.
As Jesse Rogers tweeted, there's no deal for Walker yet, the Cubs are just doing due diligence here. In my view, on a minor-league deal there's zero risk to signing Walker and considerably potential upside.
I'd say do it.
Should the Cubs sign Taijuan Walker to a minor-league contract?
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Sure! No risk, great possible reward!
Nope. He's done
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