The Cubs did not simply have money leftover after losing the Anibal Sanchez sweepstakes.
Updated: 10:45 p.m.
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.
Updated: 6:45 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. You can only use youth as an excuse for so long.