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Cubs met with Scott Boras to discuss Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts

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The Cubs met with Boras to discuss Correa, Bogarts originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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cubs met with agent Scott Boras at GM meetings Tuesday to discuss All-Star shortstops Carlos Correa and Xander Bogarts, among other Boras clients, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago.

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Boras is among the agents the Cubs have met this week, and a free agent is approaching. Players can sign with new teams starting at 4pm CT on Thursday.

This offseason, the Cubs will compete in a stellar free-agent shortstop class that includes Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson along with Correa and Bogarts.

RELATED: What MLB Sources Expect From The Cubs This Winter

Adding one of the shortstops is a path for the Cubs to improve both offensively and defensively – with MLB rule changes limiting shifts in 2023. base.

The Cubs have payroll flexibility this winter to make a splash, and Hoyer said last month they “absolutely” want to compete in 2023.

“I think any team that wants to get a lot better is going to hunt for the best players,” Boras said at a press conference Wednesday in Las Vegas. “These rare shortstops that give you this two-way dynamic, they are generational. They are hard to find.

“We look back and I understand that we have a few short stops in the market, it’s just a rare, rare time that you can have players at a young age who have so demonstrated and achieved their position.”

The Cubs are not alone in their interest in the shortstop market, with more than half a dozen teams affiliated with the quartet.

“Whenever you know there are twice as many teams after a small group, the demand is very, very high,” Boras said. And it should be.

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