MLB Free Agency: 5 Players the Chicago Cubs Regretted Losing in Free Agency

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MLB Free Agency: 5 Players the Chicago Cubs Regretted Losing in Free Agency
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The offseason is here, and it will be a winter of big decisions for new Cubs front-office minds Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer as they look to take the first step toward turning things around in Chicago.

One of the biggest decisions that will need to be made this coming season will be whether or not to bring Aramis Ramirez back to play third base, as he has flipped back and forth between saying he will test the market and saying he would like to be back.

Should they let him walk, it could mean a significant drop in offensive production moving forward as there is no one on the market or in the farm system capable of replacing his production at third base for the 2012 season.

So here is a quick look back at some free agents that the Cubs decided to let walk in the past, only to regret it down the line when they enjoyed success elsewhere.

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