Whatever the Cubs’ front office eventually does with Kris Bryant (trade?), Javy Báez (extension?) or anybody else from its All-Star hitting core during this unpredictable winter, a few orders of business are on the agenda for attention ASAP.
Some of those near-term items figure to set the table for bigger decisions and moves to come later as the Cubs eye retooling the roster for a run at a seventh consecutive winning season and possible division-title repeat in 2021.
A look at six items on the early to-do-list.