The addition of center fielder Jon Jay makes general manager Jed Hoyer even more confident about a Cubs lineup that will mark the return of slugger Kyle Schwarber in 2017.
"From an offensive standpoint we feel very good about our group," Hoyer said Wednesday during a conference call.
Nevertheless, the Cubs' offseason work, despite returning the nucleus of a World Series title pitching staff, remains under construction.
With the annual winter meetings starting Monday — pending a new Collective Bargaining Agreement — the Cubs are looking to add young starting pitchers for depth and help for their well-worked bullpen.
"We do have an...