It's unclear exactly how the Chicago Cubs are going to approach this offseason yet under the new front office led by Theo Epstein, but they've already had multiple discussions with the agent for former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the team has spoken with Jeff Berry, Buehrle's agent, multiple times recently.
If the money is right, Buehrle would certainly be a fit for the Cubs given their need for pitching. It's unclear how much Carlos Zambrano will be able to contribute next season, if at all, so they really only have three established starters right now in Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Randy Wells.
Buehrle would give them a dependable lefty and a steady veteran presence, although the team should be worried about how his contact-oriented approach would work against a defense that was pretty bad last season. There's a chance that the move from the more difficult American League to the National League would alleviate some of those concerns, though, especially for someone with such a long track record.
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