Chicago Cubs: Potential pick-ups off the waiver wire

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Miguel Gonzalez

I know, I know. You aren’t real happy with Jose Quintana at this point. Personally, I think he’s going to be fine. But what about adding Miguel Gonzalez? There’s only one way this would work for the Cubs. If they continue to build their lead in the Central, it will allow them to give Jon Lester more time to recover.

There’s very little reason to believe the cost would be high, but do we want to see it become Wrigley Field South? At this point, with Dylan Cease and Eloy Jimenez already in Chicago, it might become just that. After a few decent years in Baltimore, things haven’t gone as well for Gonzalez in Chicago. The team hasn’t been very good, but he hasn’t helped that at all.

Gonzalez does have some postseason experience, but it’s not much. And his numbers have been underwhelming so far this year (7-12, 4.30 ERA, 1.433 WHIP). But if the Cubs wanted to add another starter at a low-cost to help eat up some innings, Gonzalez might be a possibility. But with unimpressive peripherals, it’s not a deal we’re likely to see happen.