"Overall, it's been a wild year," Nady said.
He wasn't sure what to expect coming off a second Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Playing first has been easier on him than the outfield because the throws are shorter. But Nady, 31, signed a one-year deal with the Cubs. If he goes, the team doesn't have a first baseman in waiting.
"I love it here," Nady said. "It's a wonderful organization, unbelievable city, fans. The year hasn't gone as planned and it's been frustrating from a team standpoint, and a lot of guys know we're better than this."
There's also the question of who will be the manager. That's something else to be determined this offseason. Does it matter to Nady?
"Not really," he said. "I haven't put much thought into anything, to tell you the truth. I've been happy to be somewhat healthy and play on a regular basis."