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The White Sox signed Avila on Wednesday to a one-year deal.
Samardzija and Bosio have remained in close contact behind the scenes.
Samardzija and Cubs boss Theo Epstein had a meeting Wednesday night to discuss a reunion.
The Cubs want to add one or two pitchers to their starting rotation.
After going 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA, Arrieta edged out Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Maddon led the Cubs to a 97-win season and berth in the NLCS.
Bryant had 26 homers and 99 RBIs in a standout rookie season.
The average Cubs ticket will cost $51 in 2016.
The Cubs can benefit in spending because of an interesting payroll adjustment.
Epstein doesn’t envision the Cubs ever having a Dodgers-like $300-million payroll.
Boras wasn’t pontificating and strong-headed Wednesday. Could a deal be near?
The White Sox are focusing less on free agency and more on their farm system and international signings.
Dexter Fowler is likely headed elsewhere in search of a longer deal.
The Cubs haven’t hosted the All-Star Game since 1990, but the Ricketts family wants to do so soon.
The big spending spree predicted for the Chicago Cubs was tempered by the comments from team president Theo Epstein on Monday.
The White Sox averaged 3.8 runs per game in 2015, dead last in the American League.
There are many offseason permutations for the Cubs. Gordon and Heyward are in the picture.
Renteria would fit the bill as someone with experience who’s also fluent in Spanish.
The White Sox have until Wednesday to decide on exercising a $10 million option on Ramirez for 2016.
The Indians are interested in Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler, sources tell CBSChicago.com.