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Chicago Cubs: Moves that make sense for the Cubs

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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; A general view of the field before game one of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; A general view of the field before game one of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

#1 Get a closer

If the Chicago Cubs want to repeat as World Series Champions, they will need to sign one of the top-level closers on the market. Sure, Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon are still on the roster, but they lack the consistency of true closers. With money to spend and a winning team, landing one should not be a problem. But whom?

Aroldis Chapman: lefty, 36 saves, 1.55 ERA

Kenley Jansen: right handed, 47 saves, 1.83 ERA

Mark Melancon: right handed, 47, 1.64 ERA

It is a toss-up. Any of the three would be fantastic. I lean toward Chapman because he is a left-handed pitcher and was crucial to the Cubs 2016 run.

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