Going after Dan Haren shows that the Cubs will look into everything. They have money to burn, but dont want to commit long-term, and arent opposed to rental players.
The Cubs appeared to be jumping into the offseason with a bold, decisive move, on the verge of trading closer Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Angels for Dan Haren, according to multiple reports.
The Cubs have already targeted free agents and contacted their representatives to express interest.
In Theo Epsteins mind, players can be divided into two categories: Those who are part of the core, and those who are not.
More than two months later, the Cubs acquired right-hander Marcelo Carreno from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday to complete the Jeff Baker trade.