Chicago Cubs have decisions to make with these team options

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Will Theo Epstein embrace change and decide to not exercise team options on any of these key returning pieces of the Chicago Cubs roster?

A number of players on the current Chicago Cubs roster going into 2020 have club options on their contracts. Big decisions for the front office will come when they have to decide to which options they decide to pick up or not. Keep in mind that there are also buyout options based on performances for several of these guys.

Obviously the Cubs have one of the highest payrolls in the league and could still be looking to shift/save some money even with a good chunk of the 2019 payroll coming off the books. Trades will also be in play as a way of moving money around, but most of the players making the most on the team such as Yu Darvish, Jason Heyward and Jon Lester will most likely be back.

While the list might not be enormous there are some key players who have club options in 2020. Some seem obvious pickups and some are a bit more debatable.