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.
The 2012 Cubs could have had a representative on the AL-pennant-winning Tigers, as utilityman and lefty-masher Jeff Baker was dealt to Detroit at the trading deadline.
Yesterday the White Sox made the move official: Kenny Williams has been promoted to White Sox executive vice president.
During a quiet moment with his son, Theo Epstein walked around Wrigley Field on Sunday and noticed how the ivy had turned into a collage of red, yellow and orange.