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Cubs Still Looking at Randy Wolf and Braden Looper?

Chicago Cubs Rumors

Even after the acquisition of could-be-starter Aaron Heilman, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly still considering free agents Randy Wolf and Braden Looper.


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Obviously they would be in lieu of Jake Peavy.

Looper and Wolf are expected to command a contract similar to Jon Garland – who yesterday got a one-year (with an option for 2010) deal from the Diamondbacks in the range of $6-8 mill.

That’s certainly a lot less than they were looking to command earlier in the offseason, but it’s hard to view either as a necessary addition to a team that has two very good 5th starter options already – Sean Marshall and Heilman – and several other in-house possibilities like Jeff Samardzija.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.