The Cubs continue to make investments in the international market and take chances on pitchers recovering from injuries.
The Miami Marlins are in full-surrender mode, awaiting final approval of a 12-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that will gut their major-league roster.
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 have already targeted free agents and contacted their representatives to express interest.