Chicago Cubs: Starting to question the Cubs’ Way this offseason

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Already missing out on a key player

The Chicago Cubs have needs. In the rotation. The bullpen. At backup catcher. There are holes on this team.

And, the Cubs are going to be contenders for the playoffs and a championship every year.

The City of Chicago is fantastic. Food. Entertainment. Great housing options. Well, the high tax levels are taking massive chunks of change out of every paycheck. But otherwise, it is a great city.

However, the Cubs are missing out on a key player.

Mike Minor signed with the Texas Rangers for a four-year, $28 million contract. A left-handed reliever coming off a stellar year goes to another quality team, but one that may or may not be in contention next season. Maybe it is the tax-haven of Texas that drew him in.

If the Cubs were indeed in on Minor, that means they are likely not going after Wade Davis. Addison Reed and Brandon Morrow are still out there. The standard is now set for quality help for the back of the bullpen.

Can the Cubs land one or more of the bullpen pieces they are targeting?