Three weeks ago, Cubs executives worked on two fronts, roughly 2,800 miles apart.
Cubs executives have used parallel tracks as a talking point so often that it began to lose meaning.
The games just blended together as the Cubs morphed into a version of Triple-A Iowa and headed toward 101 losses.
The Cubs did not simply have money leftover after losing the Anibal Sanchez sweepstakes.
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.