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The Cubs are showing interest in Darvish, one of the top two starters available in free agency.
The Cubs have added pitchers Tyler Chatwood, Brandon Morrow and Steve Cishek.
The White Sox have expressed interest in Machado, who’s set to be a free agent after the 2018 season.
Agent Scott Boras continues to tout Arrieta’s big-game ability as he gauges the free-agent market.
If Davis doesn’t receive the long-term deal he desires in free agency, the Cubs are ready to pounce.
Since joining the Cubs, Montgomery has a 3.86 ERA in 21 starts.
Smyly had Tommy John surgery last July and could miss all of the 2018 season.
Garcia, 26, hit .330 with 18 homers and 80 RBIs in 2017.
Right-handers Addison Reed, Brandon Kintzler and Anthony Swarzak are three back-end relievers whom the Cubs have considered.
The White Sox have held conversations about moving Abreu or Garcia for prospects.
The Cubs are waiting on a decision from right-hander Alex Cobb.
“Chicago is a special place for me,” Pierzynski says.
The White Sox will listen to offers for Abreu and Garcia.
Morrow figures to serve as the Cubs’ closer, assuming Wade Davis doesn’t return.
Cobb had a 3.66 ERA in 2017 and a great relationship with new Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey.
The Cubs are one of seven finalists in Ohtani’s free agency, which no one has a quality read on.
Levine: Omar Vizquel Finds ‘Perfect Opportunity’ In Being Named Manager For White Sox’s Class-A Affiliate
“Communication,” Vizquel says. “That is number one for me.”
The Cubs’ initial sales pitch highlighted their young core under years of contract control and their facilities.
The Japanese phenom Ohtani was posted Friday and has three weeks to choose his MLB team.
When it comes to communication and comfort for Cobb with his coaches, the Cubs check every box.