Chicago Cubs: State of Franchise at the Start of the 2013-14 Offseason

October 15, 2013 by  

The Cubs enter the 2013-14 offseason in a similar position to where they were following the 2011 season. They are looking for a new manager and have a new crop of prospects who are closing in on the big-league level. 

Names like Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters have been replaced by Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant. The Cubs have unloaded veterans like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for pitching prospects who will hopefully fill out the rotation in the near future. 

One of those prospects, Kyle Hendricks, was minor league pitcher of the year this past season. Double-A ace C.J. Edwards, acquired in the Matt Garza trade, posted a 1.86 ERA in the minors this ye...

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