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SB Nation Reacts: Cubs fans are split on whether the team did enough in free agency

The results of last week’s survey are in.

Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, in the SB Nation Reacts survey, we posed the following question to you:

Did the Cubs do enough in free agency?

That articlet prompted some good discussion, and I’m sure there will be more after you see this survey result:

That’s pretty much split right down the middle.

As you likely know, the Cubs added more free agents who wer enot previously on their ballclub than any other team. Those FA are, along with the years and dollars spent on them, in chronological order of signing:

  • Cody Bellinger, 1 year/$17.5 million
  • Jameson Taillon, 4 years/$68 million
  • Brad Boxberger, 1 year/$2.8 million
  • Dansby Swanson, 7 years/$177 million
  • Tucker Barnhart, 2 years/$6.5 million
  • Eric Hosmer, 1 year/$720,000
  • Trey Mancini, 2 years/$14 million
  • Michael Fulmer, 1 year/$4 million
  • Edwin Rios, 1 year/$1 million

There are some really good players. The Cubs also re-signed Drew Smyly to a two-year, $19 million deal.

These signings addressed, at the very least:

  • Holes in the starting rotation
  • Defensive liabilities
  • Hitting that wasn’t there previously

Maybe you were among those who voted “no” in the Reacts survey. The discussion was spirited in the last post while being respectful, and I’m sure you can continue that here.

There will be more SB Nation Reacts surveys as the 2023 season goes on, both about the Cubs and baseball in general. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Chicago Cubs fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in future emailed surveys.