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Cubs Lament Losses

Lincoln Holdzkom

By the end of baseball's Winter Meetings last Thursday, most of the talk around Cubs camp centered on who the club had added during the Meetings rather than who they had lost.

The team signed free agent left-hander Ted Lilly to a four-year, $40 million contract and added free agent Daryle Ward to a one-year, $1.05 million deal. Still, there were some casualties – at the minor league level. No team ever likes to lose its players in baseball's annual Rule Five Draft (even if its only temporary), but the Cubs lost five such players that way on Thursday. Three players...

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