Chicago Cubs: Five remaining free agents team could still sign

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The Chicago Cubs have been quiet this offseason. Many of the big free agent names are off the board, but here are five still out there worth considering.

As each day goes by that the Chicago Cubs do nothing to improve the major league roster for the 2020 season, fans grow more and more frustrated. We have watched as the crosstown Chicago White Sox have made several big moves to improve their chances for 2020, while many teams around the league have been making big additions – even the lowly Detroit Tigers have added C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop.

Indeed, the free agent market has moved a lot quicker this offseason than it has over the last two winters. We’ve spent a lot of time speculating over who the Cubs might be interested in, but their financial situation – including waiting on a ruling on the Kris Bryant service time grievance – to this point has prevented them from making any significant moves.

The good news is that there are still some free agents out there that could help David Ross and the Cubs in 2020. Here, we will look at five of them.

I understand that many fans won’t get too excited about these names. Yet I tried to pick five that the Cubs could have a realistic chance to sign if they are indeed able to spend a little money between now and spring training. One noticeable name missing from the list is Nicholas Castellanos, and my first preference still is to bring him back. However, I didn’t include him both because he’s been talked about to death on these pages and because the chances that the Cubs are able to sign him are still small.

With that, here’s the list.