Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins
Carlos Correa reportedly had a meeting with the Chicago Cubs in what could be start of a potential deal. Getty Images | Stephen Maturen


  • The Cubs are looking to turn their fortunes around towards a World Series run
  • The Cubs have rekindled interest in Carlos Correa
  • The Cubs could end up with two-star shortstops

The Chicago Cubs are looking for a shortstop, a player who could dramatically change their fortunes next MLB season.

Although the Cubs have already been linked to several names such as Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson, it appears that there is movement as far as Carlos Correa is concerned.

Chicago reportedly met with the two-time All-Star in San Diego per Bruce Levine of 670 The Score, and this was confirmed by Jon Morosi of the MLB Network.

It would be best to take note that this is not the first time that Correa has been rumored to get the interest if Chicago.

The Cubs pursued the 28-year-old player last offseason, but this all went for naught after Correa ended up joining the Minnesota Twins.

But this time around, there is a matter of priority.

The Cubs are inclined to give chase to Bogaerts, someone that is reportedly their top priority.

Aside from that, there is also Swanson. According to Morosi, Chicago is seen as a potential landing spot for the aforementioned player.

With these three names in play, there is also a possibility that the Cubs could end with two of the three stars.

Mark Feinsand of suggested that these would most likely be Bogaets and Swanson.

However, the possibility of adding Correa is still possible–especially since he has not yet officially signed with a team.

He is seen as an ideal fit for Chicago, an acquisition that would help the Cubs move Nico Hoerner to second base and bolster their defense.

According to FanGraphs, Correa slashed .291/.366/.467 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI last season for Minnesota while being responsible for three defensive runs saved above average.

Hence, there is also the chance that Correa could be the next face of the MLB team.

Chicago has missed the playoffs in the last two seasons and is hoping to get back on track.

After capturing the National League Championship from 2015 to 2017 and winning the World Series in 2016, the Cubs have not had the same luck after those years.

Hence, it comes as no surprise that the front office has taken steps to build a contender, including raising their payroll.

If they succeed in acquiring Correa and possibly either Bogaerts or Swanson, the Cubs could be one of the teams to watch the next MLB season.

Xander Bogaerts
Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson could be one of two targets the Cubs may acquire for next MLB season. Winslow Townson/Getty Images