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

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Chicago Cubs don’t have a need for another infielder

The Cubs are looking for someone to set the table with consistency. Some say Dee Gordon could be an option, although Derek Jeter and the new Marlins ownership would expect something respectable in return.

Chicago tried Darwin Barney once; his defense isn’t bad, but his hitting simply isn’t consistent enough to spend roster pieces on should someone ask for Addison Russell or Javier Baez.

The Cubs’ front office knows smart spending this offseason will be vital as Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras will command pay boosts in coming years. That’s not to say Theo and Jed aren’t looking to add high-quality free agents.

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But it’ll need to be done with the future in mind and an impending luxury tax penalty, especially if signing Alex Cobb or Zach Britton is priority number one, and someone of Dee Gordon’s caliber to leadoff.