Ranking 8 Cubs pending free agents by likelihood of them re-signing

The Cubs have a number of guys set to hit the open market, but there's a chance more than a couple stick around, either by re-signing or via contract options.
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Ranking Cubs free agents based on likelihood of re-signing: #7 - Shane Greene

The Cubs might bring Greene back on a minor league deal as a depth piece, but I suspect he might be able to find a better offer elsewhere after the work he turned in with the team's Triple-A club this year. It was a small sample size, but in 9 appearances, including 7 starts, the right-hander posted a 1.75 ERA.

The former Tigers All-Star reliever is a far cry from what he was five years ago, but he showed flashes of maybe recapturing some of that old magic this year with Iowa. Given his experience (over 350 appearances during parts of 10 MLB seasons) and his bounceback showing this season, there's sure to be some intrigue out there.

He got into just one big league game for Chicago, but I think his ability to work now either as a starter, reliever or swingman will drive interest in his services this winter.