The Cubs dont have a true Plan B after losing out on Anibal Sanchez, in that they dont see any other free agent on the market worth that kind of commitment.
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All along, Theo Epstein said the Cubs were going to wait for the right player at the right time before making a splash in free agency.
The Cubs continue to make investments in the international market and take chances on pitchers recovering from injuries.
If this late-season fade continues, Bears fans might remember Colin Kaepernicks star turn on Monday Night Football as a tipping point toward major changes at Halas Hall.