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Winter Meetings Daily: Wade Davis trade adds to Cubs' list of impending free agents

New Cubs closer Wade Davis is one of five pitchers on Chicago's roster slated to become free agents next year. John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

After acquiring closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago Cubs now have seven players slated to become free agents next year, including five pitchers.

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Jesse Rogers' take: Even though he's the oldest member of that group, Lackey might have the best chance at returning, if he wants to keep playing. Otherwise, the Cubs are likely to move on from most of those players, although, depending on Jay's initial season with the team, he could be a candidate for another year. The biggest storyline will revolve around 2015 Cy Young winner Arrieta. He made it clear after winning the award that he wanted max dollars and wouldn't necessarily give the Cubs a hometown discount. It's not clear whether he's changed his position, as his 2017 season will dictate a lot regarding his next contract.