Chicago Cubs Rumors: Breaking down possible pitching options

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While most Chicago Cubs fans are hoping for a big move ahead of this month’s July 31 trade deadline, a more realistic line of thinking has the club making a major splash this offseason.

For more than a year, rumors have linked Theo Epstein’s team to left-hander Cole Hamels, who appears to be on his way out of Philadelphia, with that organization in dire need of a complete rebuild.

However, there are more than a few quality options available this offseason, ranging from the likes of David Price, who pitched under current Cubs skipper Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay to Zack Greinke, who seems likely to opt out of his contract with the Dodgers.

Assuming the team only makes minor or moderate moves this summer, here’s a look at five potential signings the Chicago Cubs could make ahead of the 2016 campaign.