This isn’t the NBA, so the Cubs didn’t have to put the full-court press on once the free-agent marketplace opened on Friday at 11 p.m. Chicago time.
Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez is expected to interview next week with the Los Angeles Dodgers in their wide-ranging managerial search.
As expected, the Cubs made Dexter Fowler a qualifying offer by Friday’s deadline, though there’s a strong sense the leadoff guy will get paid somewhere else, with Theo Epstein’s front office takin
As the rest of the baseball world was focused on qualifying offers, the Cubs went out and claimed pitcher Ryan Cook off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
They didn’t receive much on the field, but the White Sox are still hoping to get some value from Jeff Samardzija.