Ramirez, Pena, and Lahair all want to play for the Cubs next year. How much of this will happen? It's very unclear with the GM job up in the air. Ramirez wants a 2-3 year deal, I'm not sure about Pena.
I don't have any problem with keeping these people. They've both been pretty good. I don't see a better way to replace them. If both are kept LaHair might go to Japan. I'd be a little sad to see him go but you can't have 2 first basemen. It's possible LaHair could have a pinch hit, sporadic start in the outfield also, which might be preferable to going to Japan for him. I suspect his defense in LF is pretty bad for a career first baseman though, so I wouldn't want him to play many games there.