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Chicago Cubs News: Still looking to make deals after meetings?

Oct 14, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs talks with media while watching workouts the day prior to the start of the NLCS baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs talks with media while watching workouts the day prior to the start of the NLCS baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /
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The winter meetings might be over, but the work by the Chicago Cubs front office is an ongoing process. Could they have another trade working, this time with the Detroit Tigers?

Sometimes trades happen right away. Other times it’s just the start of a conversation. Where the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers are in talks with Justin Wilson are anybody’s guess. But they have definitely started the conversation. The hard-throwing lefty Wilson, 29, would be the type of reliever the Cubs would like to replace Mike Montgomery if he moves to the rotation. The only question is what will the Tigers want in return?

The Cubs will have just a handful of decisions (hopefully) on the roster for next season. One of those could be for one of the reserve roles. And the two candidates who could be on the block are Tommy La Stella and Matt Szczur. Unless one–or both–are dealt before camp, it could be an interesting battle to see who locks up a bench spot for next year’s team.

Aroldis Chapman was a key figure for the Cubs championship team. The World Series capped off a remarkable–if not interesting–year for the flame-throwing lefty. From his domestic about charges to being traded–twice–to eventually helping the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. Chapman’s 2016 was one to remember.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Are the Cubs and Tigers talking trade?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Chapman’s remarkable year rocked baseball’ – ESPN

‘Will La Stella or Szczur make the Opening Day roster?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Schwarber appears at HopeKids event’ – MLB.com

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