The Cubs entered the 2012 offseason knowing that they had to improve their rotation by leaps and bounds.
The Cubs did not simply have money leftover after losing the Anibal Sanchez sweepstakes.
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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.