So the trade deadline has come and gone and I feel we can start to make educated guesses on what the 2014 team will look like. I would like to hear ppl's thoughts on some free agents the cubs might sign? Remember the Cubs only have 49.7 million committed next year plus Arb raises and besides a decent bump in pay for Schierholtz and Wood and a big jump in pay for Shark the Cubs have a lot of money to spend. Lets say for this the Cubs will spend 110 million next year (pretend the Cubs have 50 million to spend) Here is my guess:
Cubs sign Dioneer Navaro for 2 yr 8 million, Sign Shin-Soo Choo 4 yr 60 million if miss out on him sign Jason Kubel signs 2 yr 12 million, sign Phil Hughes 3 yr 33 million, and Kelly Johnson on a 2 yr 8 million deal. If the cubs miss out on Choo and go the Kubel route I could see them going after Josh Johnson and before you bash him realize since coming off the DL in June he has had a lot better numbers and thats pitching in the AL East.
Dejesus/ Lake cf
As for the bullpen I feel we are pretty set: Fujikaw, Strop, Russell, and others. Am I being delusional but I think that team could have chance at sneaking into a wild card spot. With a little luck of course.