Not many people know exactly what the Chicago Cubs are doing this offseason aside from the constant chatter about the launch of Marquee Network. It's clear they've been focusing a lot more on making money off this television venture than tinkering with the roster to get back to the playoffs.

But there happens to be some activity regarding the front office and player personnel, but it's a bizarre one. Reports surfaced earlier on Thursday suggesting the Cubbies are "absolutely motivated" to trade for Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.

Why?

They already have a franchise third baseman in Kris Bryant -- someone who is also a power hitter and Gold Glove winner.