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2018 Cubs trade scenarios, Part 1: Starting pitchers

Should the Cubs add some starting pitching depth?

You can never have enough starting pitching. It sounds like Yu Darvish is hopeful to be back by August, but will he be the guy the Cubs thought they were getting when they paid him $126 million in the offseason? Tyler Chatwood is still walking nearly a batter per inning. Mike Montgomery is starting to come back down to earth after getting off to a hot start as a starter, owning an ERA of 6.00 in his last four starts. Jose Quintana and Kyle Hendricks looked sharp in their last outings, but is it realistic to believe they’ve turned the corner after one good outing in one of the best pitchers’ ballparks in all of baseball? These next few weeks will be critical in determining what the Cubs end of doing at the trade deadline, but if they are to look at acquiring a starter, here are three trades that might make sense come deadline time.

SP Nathan Eovaldi for SP Thomas Hatch and 3B Jason Vosler: Eovaldi is as polarizing of a trade candidate as any this trade deadline. After tearing his flexor tendon …Read the Rest

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