Chicago Cubs: MLBTR predicts landing spots for Top 50 free agents

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With a free agent class loaded with talent, MLBTR took their best guesses at where each of the top 50 players will sign. Who will the Chicago Cubs land?

If you’re hell-bent on the Chicago Cubs landing Bryce Harper or Manny Machado this season and become irate when someone suggests otherwise, stop reading right now. This won’t bring you joy.

At the onset of each offseason, MLB Trade Rumors predicts where the top free agents will wind up when the dust settles. Not only do they pick the landing spot, but they try to gauge each player’s market value, as well.

So, if you’re all about Harper Mania or think Manny is the future up the middle in Chicago, I hope you have plans of launching a Go Fund Me page to help Tom Ricketts foot the bill. Because, regardless of what you think about the team’s spending abilities or payroll limits, we’re not talking about $100 or even $200 million anymore.

Let’s get to it. Where will Harper call home for the next decade-plus? Do the Cubs come out smelling like roses or are they relegated to the sidelines by generational contract demands?