The Chicago Cubs made several big moves this offseason to help them in 2015 and beyond. For the first time in a while, they should be relatively competitive this upcoming season. However, they didn’t sign these players just to be good in 2015, they signed them to be good through the life of their contract.

Ultimately, whether each player earns their money will come down to how they compete over the life of their deals. Here are predictions for the team’s three biggest offseason acquisitions and how they will do over the entire course of their contracts.

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