Cubs | Cubs appear to be falling behind in pursuit of Ohtani
The first day of MLB's winter meetings were fairly quiet, as teams wait to see what will happen with free agent Shohei Ohtani. A decision could be imminent, but most insiders think the Dodgers lead the race with the Cubs falling behind.
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