The Cubs have been busy this offseason with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer in place as the team's new president and general manager, respectively. "They have been very aggressive with a wide range of free agents and have been in on trade talks with at least a dozen clubs," writes Jim Bowden of "What's been interesting is for a club that struggled so much in 2011, the conversations have not been limited to long-term solutions, but rather, they've included everyone from prospects to one-year stop-gap players," Bowden added.