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Potential free agent targets for Cubs

5 months agoStaff Report

Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins have had more than three months to pore over the Cubs roster and the list of available free agents.

Now that the lockout has been lifted, the Cubs front office can set out finding pieces to fill out the roster.

Hoyer and Co. made a big splash by signing Marcus Stroman just before the lockout began in December to headline the starting rotation after adding Wade Miley (waivers), Yan Gomes (free agency), Clint Frazier (free agency) and Harold Ramirez (trade) earlier in the offseason.

[MORE: Cubs fan guide to post-lockout baseball world]

On Thursday’s episode of Cubs 360, Cole Wright, Jim Deshaies and Bruce Levine analyzed potential fits for the team in free agency.

Deshaies believes the Cubs should target at least one starting pitcher, several MLB bullpen arms, an outfielder and a DH option. He suggested the possibility of Carlos Rodon moving to the North Side to help the Cubs rotation.

Levine envisions the Cubs’ top priorities as left-handed power, shortstop and center field. He threw out Carlos Correa, Jose Iglesias and Andrelton Simmons as potential names to fill the shortstop role.

As for left-handed power, Levine wonders if a reunion with Kyle Schwarber or Anthony Rizzo look appealing to the Cubs front office.

Wright brought up the potential of Nick Castellanos returning to Wrigley Field, where he quickly became a fan favorite late in the 2019 season.

Stay tuned to Cubs 360 every evening at 6 p.m. for the latest news and information.

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