Chicago Cubs Offseason: Five free agents this team doesn’t need

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Every offseason, there are several eye-catching names on the open market. But this time around, most of them don’t make sense for the Chicago Cubs.

The annual GM meetings wrapped up recently. All nine qualifying offers were quickly rejected. Most Chicago Cubs fans are already anxiously awaiting the start of spring training – which will hopefully showcase numerous offseason additions.

Unfortunately, filling these vacancies may come at the expense of shedding young pieces that have quickly become household names around the Friendly Confines. This is part of transitioning from a rebuilding team to a perennial World Series contender.

Flush with cash and several new members of the coaching staff, Cubs brass have their hands full heading into December’s Winter Meetings. That being said, these five available free agents should be avoided at all costs.