For the next three years Marlon Byrd gives the Cubs stability in center field.
That’s significant considering they’ve been without it for the last five. Even then, that hinges on whether or not you’re willing to consider Corey Patterson as ‘stable’ in center field.
Defense up the middle is hugely important. Teams don’t win championships without it.
Yet, I had to go back to 1987 before I could find an everyday center fielder for the Cubs who lasted three seasons or longer on the North Side.
That, my friends, speaks volumes as to how this club was mismanaged for so long!