As the Cubs Convention opens, Chairman Tom Ricketts talks long-term free-agent contracts and the smaller national reach on Marquee

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs could not afford to sit on the sideline in free agency. The roster had too many holes entering the offseason and, frankly, lacked enough good players to field a competitive team in 2023. One month before pitchers and catchers report to Mesa, Ariz., for spring training, the Cubs have added talent up the middle in an effort to prioritize defense. During a conversation with the Chicago Tribune before the Cubs Convention kicked off Friday, Chairman Tom Ricketts lauded president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer for executing the team’s offseason plan — namely landing one …

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