With Spring Training fast approaching, the Cubs remain a team without a set #5 starter. While budget constraints remain, free agency still offers low-cost arms the Cubs could afford to pursue.
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The Cubs acquired a plethora of low-risk arms this winter in an attempt to revamp the ‘pen on the cheap. The success (or failure) of the new guys will have a significant impact on the 2020 season.
The Cubs have spent precisely zero dollars on full Major League contracts this offseason. This reality is both stunning and inexcusable, rendering Theo Epstein’s “reckoning” little more than a joke.
Self-imposed budget constraints are forcing the Cubs to look internally to address the #5 starter. Unless drastic roster moves are made, the choice appears between Tyler Chatwood and Adbert Alzolay.
Even with all the prior success Theo Epstein has had running the Cubs, this offseason’s decisions and how effective they are will permanently shape how he is remembered in Chicago.
With a significant amount of money coming off the books and a strong class of free agents, there’s multiple routes the Cubs can go to address their weaknesses.
The Cubs front office certainly has to consider a crazy idea: should the team pursue elite starting pitcher Gerrit Cole this offseason?
With largely the same roster as the 2016 World Series team, it’s frustrating to watch the Cubs consistently underachieve relative to their talent level.
With arguably the best stuff in the Cubs’ bullpen, Tyler Chatwood deserves to see more high-leverage innings.
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