Even as other deals flounder, change, and ultimately die, there’s no doubt about one Chicago Cubs move: they want Brandon Webb.

Brandon Webb remains their No. 1 target, and the Cubs reportedly are one of the top two or three teams on the former Diamondbacks ace’s list. But the Cubs still have to check out his medical records after Webb missed all but one start the last two seasons. He’s coming off shoulder surgery, but may be ready to pitch this spring.  Chicago Breaking Sports.

The conventional wisdom now has it taking a Major League contract to sign Webb, albeit one with a very low base salary, and a number of incentives.

The addition of Webb would probably not immediately change the makeup of the Cubs’ pitching corps – he’s be thought of more as a if-he-makes-it-great kind of guy, rather than a he-bumps-Carlos-Silva-from-the-rotation kind of guy. Although everyone will be hoping that he, in fact, bumps Carlos Silva from the rotation.

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