Chicago Cubs Rumors: Cubs meet with Carlos Correa at Winter Meetings

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It had been a pretty silent day for rumors linked to the Chicago Cubs for much of the day. That was until the evening when many Chicago and national reporters dropped a ton of Cub rumors. Jon Morosi broke late on Monday evening that the Cubs have met with free agent shortstop Carlos Correa.

While we know there was obvious interest from the Cubs side, there has been much news linking the Cubs to Correa for many weeks now. Well tonight Morosi confirmed that the Cubs interest is very much real.

A lot of rumors have been flying all night but one of the first to break was all about the meetings with Carlos Correa. Gordon Wittenmyer reported that Jed Hoyer and David Ross met with Carlos Correa and Scott Boras at an off-site facility in San Diego.

Things could get very interesting real fast with another report saying Tom Ricketts has officially given Jed Hoyer the "green light" to spend whatever is necessary to turn the Cubs around. Carlos Correa is potentially one of those targets that the Cubs can spend big bucks on.

Another report from MLB Insider Mike Rodriguez also confirmed the Cubs meeting with Correa. He also said that the two parties had a "very good conversation" and could see a deal get done in the next few days.

The interest in Correa goes all the way back to last off-season. It seemed as if the Cubs were one of the finalists to land him last off-season and that seems like it will be the case again this winter. It will just be the matter of if the Cubs will be able to get it done this time.

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The Cubs top priority right now truly feels like its a shortstop. Whether it ends up being one or two, they truly need to get one to make the fans feel much satisfied. We will see what happens within these next upcoming days but the interest looks real and they might be able to get a deal done.