The list of free agents the Cubs should pursue this offseason are the players they should pursue and necessarily not the ones they will. Therefore, there are names left off the list for that very reason.
Last month I wrote an article predicting the Cubs’ Opening Day 25-man roster. Purposefully, that list did not include many high-priced, highly coveted free agents. It was more so comprised of players I believed the Cubs could sign to the club.
This is not that list, however. Some of the players on the predicted roster will be on this list and some may not.
There will be arguments as to why the Cubs should pursue these players as well as why they should use caution when doing so. And the idea the Cubs will be able to sign any or all of these players should not be inferred.
Also, the listed players include only those in the MLB or that have a decent amount of MLB experience, and some are arbitration eligible this offseason. It will not include sixth-year, minor-league free agents to build depth as Dale Sveum mentioned in an article on CSNChicago.com.
The proceeding slideshow is simply a list of who the Cubs should target this offseason.
Let us begin. And in no particular order…