POTENTIAL FREE AGENTS (9):
Antonio Alfonseca, RHP: Not expected to re-sign with the Cubs.
Doug Glanville, OF: Likely headed elsewhere.
Tom Goodwin, OF: Cubs will make an attempt to bring him back.
Mark Grudzielanek, 2B:Cubs are expected to try and re-sign him.
Eric Karros, 1B: 50-50 chance he returns.
Kenny Lofton, OF: Cubs want him back, but will he accept lesser playing time if Corey Patterson is healthy?
Ramon Martinez, INF: Most likely will be re-signed.
Troy O'Leary, OF: Probably gone.
Dave Veres, RHP: Cubs are interested if the price is right.
PLAYERS WITH OPTIONS (2):
Sammy Sosa, OF: Has the choice of accepting $18 million and returning for another year, or testing the free agent market. His call, but Cubs' playoff run and team's bright future might keep him in Chicago.
Mark Guthrie, LHP: Team option is worth $2 million but uncertain whether the Cubs will exercise it at this point.
ARBITRATION ELIGIBLES (3):
Paul Bako, C: Cubs are expected to sign him.
Matt Clement, RHP:Look for the Cubs to try and sign Clement to a multi-year deal and avoid arbitration.
Randall Simon, 1B: Cubs would like to work something out with him as insurance for Hee Seop Choi, especially if Karros moves on.