The implication there being that the Giants will not come desperately begging for Luis Valbuena.
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Ross, 37, is a great back-up, and converts Welington Castillo into a tradable asset.
If true, Peterson would seem to be a depth piece in the outfield, and reserve first baseman if that ever became necessary.
An earlier report had Ross agreeing to a deal with the Padres, but that may not yet be the case.
There’s a back-up catcher going from the Padres to the Red Sox. Both teams were in on Ross, along with the Cubs.
Peavy was the last of the second tier starters in free agency, and his deal makes Jason Hammel’s look great once again.
The Cubs are not listed as among the teams in on Jake Peavy at this time, which makes sense.
The two-time TJS recoveree gets a two year deal from the Royals.
Jonny Gomes is the name you hear most frequently, but will the Cubs also look to add a starting-caliber bat?
Ross is an excellent back-up catcher, though his addition would mean more questions for the Cubs’ roster.
The Cubs have a wide variety of options for the left-handed side of the pen, but it’s not at all clear what route they’ll take.
Brazis is a minor league reliever, albeit a good one. Now the team may look to add another outfielder.
The Cubs would like to keep adding, but the level of their additions isn’t quite clear.
The 30-year-old righty is a nice, low-risk play for the Padres.
Morse was, at one time, mentioned as a possibility for the Cubs, though that always seemed an odd fit. Still, what will Cubs do in the outfield?
He was a lottery ticket target that I really liked for the Cubs. That’s a pretty sizable guarantee, however.