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Focus shifts to roster as Cubs' winter of change continues at GM meetings in Arizona

Nov 08, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times
Board and Executive Moves

Trades are expected to be the Cubs' primary means of roster-building as they focus on extending their competitive window beyond the next two years. The other day, a Cubs insider surveyed the charred landscape of the team's field staff, player-development department and support staff, grappling with the magnitude and potential outcome of all the changes the top brass had made in the first five weeks of the offseason.

Then he said: ''The real question is what they do with the players.''

That part of the Cubs' winter starts with the general managers meetings, which open Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz...