5 free agents who absolutely will not sign with the Chicago Cubs

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Corey Seager / Chicago Cubs
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Chicago Cubs, Corey Seager make sense – but team’s unlikely to pay $300 million

Like Correa, Corey Seager could be a perfect fit for what the Cubs need – a young, controllable superstar with both large market and postseason experience. Unfortunately, also like Correa, he’s going to cost you north of $300 million.

In other words, for all the same reasons Correa isn’t going to end up in a Cubs uniform, neither will Seager – despite early reports connecting the two here in the offseason. Seager has reportedly drawn interest from several teams, namely his former club the Dodgers and the ever-present Yankees.

If it comes down to it, Hoyer (and owner Tom Ricketts) aren’t going toe-to-toe with an organization that seemingly prints money like Los Angeles. His fit in New York, where he could vie for a second World Series ring as soon as 2022, is irrefutable, as well.

Much the same as Chicago will look to reclamation projects and at least slightly less impactful arms when rebuilding the rotation, I suspect any reinforcements we see as far as position players go will be similar in that regard.

In other words, we’re talking Andrelton Simmons or maybe Javier Baez – not Correa or Seager.