Chicago Cubs: Looking at the Cubs fifth starter — right now

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Moves are coming, right? Pitchers and catchers report in mere days, and in case nothing more happens for the Chicago Cubs, we look at an alternative option.

What is your biggest thought about the Chicago Cubs and the impending 2018 regular season?

Lots to be excited about, and at the same time, you’re probably questioning a big hole facing the team. The “hole,” which has been talked about ever since — still free agentJake Arrieta left.

We still have no idea what may happen, and pretty much anything is on the table. Kind of like when Dexter Fowler reappeared in Cubs spring training, prior to the 2016 season. While half of you just may be expecting Arrieta or someone else to pull off a similar robust surprise, what if nothing happens?

Maybe Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer ultimately decide not to pursue that starting pitcher. Possibly against better judgment. But it sort of feels like a pick your poison with regard to this crop of free agent pitchers. How much is one willing to spend for one of Arrieta, Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb, or Lance Lynn? All at least 30-years old.