Cubs on the prowl for more pitching at baseball’s winter meetings

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The Cubs have displayed a knack for striking it big at baseball’s winter meetings, as they did in December 2014 when they signed free-agent left-hander Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract.

And they can strike quickly, as they did a year later when they signed Ben Zobrist to a four-year, $56 million contract and traded infielder Starlin Castro in a span of less than two hours

But after making a pre-winter meetings strike Thursday with the signing of pitcher Tyler Chatwood, President Theo Epstein will try not to get caught up in the “frenzied environment” at the annual gathering that starts Sunday at Orlando, Fla.

“It’s important to remind yourself of that and step back and not get caught up in, especially in a moment, and try to recreate your own decision-making processes,” Epstein said.

Source : http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-winter-meetings-pitching-20171209-story.html

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