Chicago Cubs News: Cubs add Chatwood, Moves other than Ohtani

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood /

The Chicago Cubs added former Rockie Tyler Chatwood on Thursday on a three-year deal. The Cubs aren’t “Ohtani or bust” this winter, and there are more moves to be made.

The Chicago Cubs signed Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal on Thursday, their first notable signing of the winter. The Cubs have been looking for pitching help, and Chatwood should slot into the No. 5 spot. But I would still expect the Cubs to add another arm to the rotation, whether it be Alex Cobb or Shohei Ohtani. In a perfect world the Cubs could even try for both pitchers, and then add bullpen help during the Winter Meetings.

The Cubs have been steady in their pursuit of Shohei Ohtani, but it’s not all the team has planned. While the Cubs wait anxiously for his decision, it’s business as usual for Theo Epstein. The Cubs will still need another in the rotation, as well as a bullpen that throws strikes. They’re also looking for a solid backup to Willson Contreras, and it doesn’t have to be a flashy name. Can the Cubs knock all of these off the wish list at the Winter Meetings?

Rafael Palmeiro is looking to make a comeback to the game of baseball at the age of 53. His reasoning? If he can play the game at this age, it will prove that he never took performance-enhancing drugs. I don’t know if this is something he truly believes, or if it’s simply a sideshow act. But it might be time for Palmeiro to accept the fact that his playing days are over and deal with whatever people may or may not think about him.

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