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Power Ranking Chicago Cubs' Biggest Needs Heading into Free Agency
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The Cubs will do some much-needed fine-tuning this offseason, making upgrades in the outfield and possibly around the infield. The bullpen will need some support after barely hanging on in 2013 and the Cubs will need a strong bench. 

Chicago will be in the market for impact bats and arms, but it would not make sense for the team to unload a boatload of prospects for an ace like David Price. The Cubs did it before with Matt Garza, and while the team does not necessarily miss any of them yet, former Cubs arm Chris Archer is one of the reasons the Rays may be willing to unload Price at this time.

So, we ought to be careful. 

The Cubs need depth if they are content with letting the team develop into 2014. There are grumblings the team will look to make a big move, but remember when the Cubs were possibly linked to Prince Fielder? Yeah, that went nowhere. 

Let's explore the teams needs going into this offseason and where they may go following the postseason. 

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