There are lots of 'em. Let's get to it:
Why: Ramirez has turned it on of late, bringing back memories of his 25 HR second half last year. His contract is up after this year.
Road blocks: Ramirez says he'll block any trade. Derrek Lee said the same thing last year before agreeing to go to Atlanta. Also, there is some debate as to whether his $16 million option for 2012 vests if he's traded. Baseball-Reference says yes, Bruce Levine says no. Levine says there's a $2 million buyout on the option even if he's traded.
Potential suitors: Indians, Twins, White Sox, Tigers, Mariners, Pirates
Why: His contract is up this year (though he's owed $5 million next year on a backloaded contract), and he can provide a big left-handed bat as well as stellar defense at first.
Road blocks: Lack of potential suitors, lack of a decent replacement in Cubs' system.
Potential suitors: Diamondbacks, Angels, Yankees
Why: He makes just over $1 million, can play several positions and has batted at least .270 each of the last three seasons.
Road blocks: Could be someone the Cubs would like to keep around next year, especially if Ramirez and Fukudome are both gone.
Potential suitors: Phillies, Red Sox
Why: His contract his up this year, he has a .378 OBP and an above average glove.
Road blocks: That pesky $13.5 million salary, plus a partial no trade clause. The Cubs would no doubt have to pay a portion of his remaining salary.
Potential suitors: Phillies, Indians, Giants, Mariners
Why: He's making a pittance and features a 2.63 ERA in 26 games.
Road blocks: Wood truly seems to want to stay in Chicago; do the Cubs want to ruin a feel good story?
Potential suitors: Yankees, Rangers, Phillies
Why: The Cubs wouldn't mind opening up a spot for Brett Jackson to play every day come 2012. Byrd will command a reasonable $6.5 million salary next year and is batting .301.
Road blocks: He's coming off injury and has played just 47 games this year.
Potential suitors: Giants, Phillies, Indians, Mariners
Why: Cubs Den covered this nicely.
Road blocks: Over the last couple years, Soto hasn't displayed the pop he had as a rookie.
Potential suitors: Giants, Rays, Phillies, Red Sox, Rangers