Chicago Cubs: Grading the offseason moves

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Dec 8, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon speaks with the media during the MLB winter meetings at Gaylord Opryland Resort . Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

How well have the Chicago Cubs done improving their team this offseason?

Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer have been busy this offseason upgrading their roster. They have made three major free agent acquisitions, one major trade and several other minor acquisitions. Have they made the necessary moves to take their team to the next level in 2016?

The Chicago Cubs’ offseason moves have caught the eye of those that create the betting lines. Vegas oddsmakers currently have them as 6-1 co-favorites with the San Francisco Giants to win the 2016 World Series.

As follows is a thorough, comprehensive analysis of each move that the Chicago Cubs made this offseason. Enjoy.

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