MLB Free Agents 2012: Evaluating the Chicago Cubs' Options at First for 2012

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MLB Free Agents 2012: Evaluating the Chicago Cubs' Options at First for 2012
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With the MLB postseason all wrapped up, all of baseball's attention will be turned to free agency and trades. The Chicago Cubs will be looking to fill many different holes, but most of all they will be looking to improve at first base, considering all of the options they will have going into 2012.

In 2011, the Chicago Cubs had first baseman Carlos Pena, but they only signed him to a one year contract. It is not certain that Pena will be out of Chicago for 2012, so there is still a possibility for his return.

New Cubs' president Theo Epstein and his general manager Jed Hoyer are going to have their hands full this winter.

Including Pena, the free agent class of 2012 has many solid options at first base. The Cubs also have some internal options. The other possibility is exploring trades, as there is always a chance that another team could be looking to deal.

Here are eight possible options for the Chicago Cubs at first base for 2012.

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