The Cubs future looks uncertain at third base, but there may be a really cheap way to resolve this, especially in a buy low scenario.
Wait for it....
Hear me out. Trade for him this offseason, with the Yankees picking up the contract and receiving a C prospect. I'm sure the Yankees would be ecstatic to get rid of him. It is a low-risk, high-reward move. If A-Rod could return to anything close to what he was a couple of seasons ago after his suspension (which could possibly get reduced after appeal), he could be a Top-10 3rd baseman. If not, it's just a small gamble that didn't pay off. We are talking about one of the 20 best power hitters ever here. I know that it wouldn't be popular, but it could work.
I'm not saying this should happen (he's old and juiced up and fragile), or even could, but it's something interesting to think about while Ace is on vacay.