Cubs Rumors: Five pitchers the Cubs could target at the deadline

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It’s no secret the Cubs would like to add another arm to the rotation down the stretch. How far are they willing to go to add a top-tier starter?

The Chicago Cubs surprised many when they went out and outbid for the services of Jon Lester in the offseason. Some say it as wishful thinking, others as a sign the team was ready to compete this season. Both may have been right, but now the Cubs find themselves still clinging to the second Wild Card spot and pitching on their minds.

For the sake of not beating a dead horse, I’m leaving Cole Hamels off this list. It’s not that the Cubs aren’t going to pursue him or aren’t already. We know where all that stands. Instead, I’ve picked a few that you may have seen linked to the Cubs already, and a few that you haven’t. We’ve got second half rentals, potential offseason targets, and a familiar face.

So without further ado, let’s look at the potential Cubs pitchers of the second half.

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