Chicago Cubs Seeking Pitching This Winter: Five Guys Who Fit The Bill

September 8, 2010 by  

Beginning at about the end of the Lou Piniella era on August 22, rumors began to swirl about the Chicago Cubs' intention to sign at least one free-agent starting pitcher this offseason. Despite rampant and persistent whispers that the team will try to trade starter Carlos Zambrano, a deal does not appear likely—and would be a colossal mistake, anyway.

Therefore, the team's hefty payroll obligations will prevent Chicago from bidding aggressively on on the market's lone superstar, Rangers ace left-hander Cliff Lee. Nor, it would appear, is the organization sufficiently stocked with young arms as to be able to afford to pursue Royals ace Zack Greinke in trade.

If the team is to add an impact starter, then, they will need...

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