Fans know how defense can help win championships in the world of sports.
For the Chicago Cubs, they seem to believe in defense as well.
While the 2022 season saw few defensive gems from the Cubs, this season will be different.
The team spent their offseason finding some of the best players on the free agency market.
Their moves have paid off, as the team is looking stacked going into the 2023 season.
Up the middle, the Cubs have three Gold Glove winners on their roster.
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 17, 2023
With these four players, the Cubs have an amazing group that can eat up anything hit their way.
However, some might worry about Bellinger and Barnhart.
The reason for concern comes from their Gold Glove days being from a while back.
With Swanson, he won his award in 2022 while Hoerner is always in the running each year.
If Barnhart and Bellinger can flash their defensive prowess, then the Cubs have the best middle field defensive lineup in baseball.
The caliber of talent with these four players can’t be found with any other MLB team.
While other teams come close, it’s the Cubs who have all the pieces together in one place.
Fans saw how other top defensive teams won their division titles in 2022.
If the same holds true this season, and these players show their defensive talent, the Cubs can win their division.
With the defensive talent in Chicago this season, they could easily challenge the record for most Gold Gloves by a team in a season.