Report: Cubs contact agents of star free-agent shortstops
It appears the Chicago Cubs are set on making a big splash this offseason.
Chicago currently has Nico Hoerner penciled as the starting shortstop entering the 2023 campaign.
The Cubs reportedly showed strong interest in Correa last offseason and appear primed to make another aggressive pursuit of him or one of the other elite shortstops on the open market.
After a disappointing 74-88 record this season, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts emphatically stated that the club would be aggressive in improving the roster in the offseason.
"We will be active in free agency and have the necessary resources available to substantially supplement our current roster," Ricketts wrote in a letter to fans in October.
"As (president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer) has demonstrated, we will be driven by intelligent decision-making as we build a roster that can win games in the postseason – year in and year out."