There’s a distinct possibility that the Cubs could bring back a pair of veterans who both missed all or most of the season. One of them was even paid $3 million not to play this season, though that was more about the risk was far too great to pick up his $12 million option. We’re talking, of course, about Ben Zobrist and Brandon Morrow.
Ben Zobrist hasn’t made a final decision yet, but he is working out in case he wants to play next season. The Cubs clearly missed Zobrist, 38, while he took a personal leave of absence this year.