With Spring Training fast approaching, the Cubs remain a team without a set #5 starter. While budget constraints remain, free agency still offers low-cost arms the Cubs could afford to pursue.
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Sure, the Zack Wheeler miss was a big blow to the White Sox’s overall plan this winter, but there are enough ways to get creative. Rick Hahn and co. can still pick themselves up off of the mat and continue to build a team that can be competitive in 2020.
The Phillies have signed White Sox free-agent target Zack Wheeler to a five-year/$118M contract, but it’s not the end of the world on the South Side.
Finishing second on a target like Zack Wheeler over what might amount to $10-20 million over the lifespan of a five-year deal would be proof that the White Sox are not yet ready to do what needs to be done to become a real contender in the AL Central.
The Zack Wheeler sweepstakes are reportedly close to coming to an end.
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Yesterday, the White Sox non-tendered three players and tendered contracts to five others.
While important to note here is that Cole Hamels talking to Chuck Garfien on a podcast doesn’t mean that a signing is imminent, it certainly adds another point of speculation.
After picking up options for Jose Quintana and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs made a plethora of moves on Monday.
Even with all the prior success Theo Epstein has had running the Cubs, this offseason’s decisions and how effective they are will permanently shape how he is remembered in Chicago.