Chicago Cubs Rumors: The trade deadline has passed, what does free agency look like?

The Chicago Cubs have a good roster of players that are locked up for the 2024 season, but who could they target this winter to put together a dynasty?
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TLDR; Overall Free Agency Haul:

C- N/A 

1B- Cody Bellinger (8 Years $225 million, $28.125 million AAV)

2B- N/A


3B- Evan Longoria (1 Year $3.5 million)

OF/DH- Joey Gallo (1 Year $8 million)

SP- Julio Urias (6 Years $240 million, $40 million AAV) & Sonny Gray (3 Years $48 million, $16 million AAV)

RP- Noah Syndergaard (1 year $8 million)

Total Free Agent Spending AAV: $103.625 million

Projected 2023 Salaries prior to free agency: $116.75 million

Total 2024 Salaries: $220.375 million

2024 Salary Cap (to stay under luxury tax): $237 million

When you factor in players that are still pre-arbitration as well as in arbitration the Cubs would likely be hovering right at the luxury tax number with just a little bit of flexibility to make a move in season if necessary. Each deal is unlikely in itself, but all of them together are completely unattainable. One thing Cubs fans can do though, is hope…

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