Stroman was not the only free agent the Cubs had eyes on before the lockout, however.
As it turns out, Carlos Correa was on their wish list as well.
According to MLB Network insider Jon Morosi, the Cubs were one of many teams who had contacted Correa prior to the lockout.
Morosi notes that now that the lockout is over, the Cubs remain one of the favorites to try and bring in the star shortstop.
Stroman fully supports this and is doing his best to recruit Correa to the friendly confines.
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) March 11, 2022
Correa In Chicago?
Signing Stroman is a big step for them to get back into contention.
Having Correa in Chicago would at least make them a dark horse contender in the NL Central, if not more.
Correa would also bring a little excitement to the division.
As we know, Stroman has been very vocal about a number of things, including the lockout.
But with that over, he, like all baseball fans, is now turning his focus to free agency and setting his goals on recruiting top talent to join him in Chicago.