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What the Competition is Doing: Cubs Edition

OK, so the Cardinals didn't do much this winter, and the Brewers worked on upgrading the bullpen via signing ex-Pirates. So what have the Cubs been up to? Lots and lots, it turns out. They've essentially rebuilt their pitching staff. Seriously. You know who Jackson, Villaneueva, Feldman, and Baker are. Add to that Jeff Samardzija, Travis Wood, and Matt Garza, and you have the makings of a decent rotation. With Carlos Marmol, Kyuji Fujikawa, James Russell, Shawn Camp, Michael Bowden, Carlos Villanueva and Hector Rondon, the bullpen might be OK.

Good leadership in the front office plus lots of money. These guys scare me. You?

And I don't understand how Lillibridge and McDonald had to settle for minor league contracts. Both had nice years.

Cubs

Player

Type

Years

Value

Date

Brent Lillibridge

Minor

01/10/2013

Darnell McDonald

Minor

01/10/2013

Zach Putnam

Minor

01/07/2013

Dontrelle Willis

Minor

01/04/2013

Edwin Jackson

Signed

4

$52.000

01/02/2013

Hisanori Takahashi

Minor

12/28/2012

Nate Schierholtz

Signed

1

$2.250

12/21/2012

Andrew Carpenter

Minor

12/21/2012

Cory Wade

Minor

12/21/2012

Brad Nelson

Minor

12/21/2012

Carlos Villanueva

Signed

2

$10.000

12/20/2012

Sandy Rosario

Waiver

12/12/2012

Chang-Yong Lim

IFA

$5.000

12/12/2012

Kyuji Fujikawa

IFA

2

$9.500

12/07/2012

Ian Stewart

Signed

1

$2.000

12/06/2012

Scott Feldman

Signed

1

$6.000

11/27/2012

Brian Bogusevic

Minor

11/21/2012

Alberto Gonzalez

Minor

11/21/2012

Johermyn Chavez

Minor

11/21/2012

J.C. Boscan

Minor

11/21/2012

Barret Loux

Trade

Soto Deal

11/20/2012

Player To Be Named Later

Trade

11/20/2012

Shawn Camp

Signed

1

$1.350

11/19/2012

Dioner Navarro

Signed

1

$1.750

11/16/2012

Scott Baker

Signed

1

$5.500

11/13/2012

Zach Putnam

Waiver

11/02/2012

Carlos Gutierrez

Waiver

10/24/2012

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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