It was the largely unspoken bitter part of the Cubs’ almost exclusively sweet run in 2015.
Analysis and Commentary
Jon Heyman’s annual projections are usually fairly solid, and this year’s set provides a lot of food for thought.
The cost of pitching is generally high, but it is expected to reach new heights this offseason.
The 29-year-old righty presents questions, but also opportunities.
Teams may now negotiate with any free agent they please. Early thoughts on which direction the Cubs go?
Kyle Schwarber has room for improvement on defense, but the blueprint for development is there.
The Cubs farm system sits outside of the top-10 in one stats-based ranking system.
David Price will be the most rumored and discussed pitcher for the coming offseason. Heck, he’s already been connected to the Cubs for years.
Only four years and $56 million for Dexter Fowler? What about some of the other big names out there?
A starting pitcher with some health and performance questions, Johnny Cueto might be a dark horse offseason target for the Chicago Cubs.
Not that you weren’t already on alert, pitchers of baseball.
Might Span be looking for a one-year prove-it deal? Might the Cubs be the perfect spot for him, then?
The Royals won it all, and they did it a particular way, but that doesn’t mean the Cubs have to become them.