Chicago Cubs: A look at five likely free agent additions

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Oct 8, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher

David Price

(14) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Texas Rangers in game one of the ALDS at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA)

If this were 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013, the possibility of signing a big name free agent for the Cubs was not very high. However, as Cubs fans witnessed last season, the team is now willing to spend a lot of money for impact players. Last winter, Jon Lester was signed to a six years, $155 million deal to lock-up themselves an ace.

This season, I truly expect the Cubs to make a run at a big time free agent pitcher, and that pitcher will be David Price.

Price played under manager Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay with much success. Even though he’s struggled in postseason appearances with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays, Price is still considered to be a valuable pitcher worth investing in.

That is, as long as the Ricketts family is willing to pay for him, there is a great chance Price comes to Chicago.