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Cub Tracks Looks At The Winter Meetings, Part 2

All eyes on the Cubs as the Winter Meetings draw to a close.

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Cub Tracks peers closely at the Cubs' recent moves, hopes it's the right end of the telescope.

From Comcast Sportsnet Chicago:

  • Patrick Mooney: What's Next? Cubs keep thinking big after Ben Zobrist/Starlin Castro deals. "We’d welcome an impact move if it’s out there," team president Theo Epstein said Tuesday night.

From CBS Chicago:

  • Cubs still have sense of urgency at the winter meetings. "The future does arrive." The Cubs know their time to win is now. Includes Jed Hoyer interview with Spiegel and Goff [AUDIO].
  • Bruce Levine: Cubs have Carlos Gonzalez in their sights. The Rockies outfielder is owed $37 million over the next two years. He has a bit of trouble staying on the field. He'd possibly cost Jorge Soler.

From ESPN Chicago:

  • Jonah Keri: Busy Cubs aren't done yet after Zobrist/Castro deals. Even after signing Ben Zobrist and trading Starlin Castro, the Cubs could be poised for a few more masterstroke moves at the winter meetings. Includes Jesse Rogers snippet from Baseball Tonight [VIDEO].
  • Keith Law [Insider - $]: There's a method behind Cubs' Tuesday Madness. It makes the Cubs better, but I'm not sure it's "better" enough to justify the money spent.
  • Zobrist, Castro both provide upgrades at second base. Here are the numbers behind what makes each player effective. Includes Jim Bowden and Jerry Cranick's evaluation of Zobrist's contract [VIDEO].


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