#Cubs Maddon doesn’t expect any additions

The Cubs spent $272 million this winter on free agents Jason Heyward, John Lackey and Ben Zobrist. Are they done adding players?

“Honestly, there’s a lot of talk,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. “But I’m working under the assumption — and I really mean this — that [the team] is going to look exactly like this when we go to camp.

“Do I anticipate anything? Not necessarily,” he said. “I would imagine we’re pretty close to what we’re going to look like when we get there and into the first part of the season. But if that’s the case, I have nothing to complain about.”

Fangraphs has projected that the Cubs, who were third in the National League Central with 97 wins, will lead the Major Leagues with 95 wins in 2016. The Cubs players know they can’t take anything for granted.

“Now we know what to expect,” Kyle Schwarber said of getting to the postseason. “There will probably be more targets on our back and we’ll have to come with our ‘A’ game every
game.”

— Carrie Muskat

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