Cubs’ age, contract situations could lead to offseason shakeup

The Chicago Tribune speculated the Cubs’ window of opportunity could be closing, meaning the team could have a different look in 2011.

Manager Lou Piniella is in the final year of his contract, as are first baseman Derrek Lee and left-hander Ted Lilly. In addition, key core player such as left fielder Alfonso Soriano, third baseman  Aramis Ramirez and right-hander Ryan Dempster are in their 30s and coming off injuries in 2009.

"I don’t think you ever think about anything like that," Lee told the newspaper. "You only worry about winning games. All the other stuff takes care of itself."

The Chicago Tribune speculated the Cubs’ window of opportunity could be closing, meaning the team could have a different look in 2011.

Manager Lou Piniella is in the final year of his contract, as are first baseman Derrek Lee and left-hander Ted Lilly. In addition, key core player such as left fielder Alfonso Soriano, third baseman  Aramis Ramirez and right-hander Ryan Dempster are in their 30s and coming off injuries in 2009.

"I don’t think you ever think about anything like that," Lee told the newspaper. "You only worry about winning games. All the other stuff takes care of itself."

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