Chicago Cubs News: Cubs deliver on offseason plan; Hendricks calm, cool

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It was apparent what the Chicago Cubs needed going into the offseason. Pitching. They delivered on that and more as they look towards 2018.

It may have taken longer than expected, but the Chicago Cubs finally got their man. So after a trying offseason, the Cubs filled the two vacant spots of the rotation and filled in at middle-relief. They might not have gotten a closer, so to speak. But they have several players that are ready and willing to take on the role. And as far as not getting a leadoff man? The Cubs were never looking for one.

Kyle Hendricks goes about his business as a Cubs starter with a sort of moxie. And even with that, he’s a very underrated pitcher in the league. Even with a career ERA of 2.94 after 99 starts as a Cub–he doesn’t get the respect that he deserves. But with a target upon this years team, Hendricks’ has embraced it, welcoming the challenge.

Tyler Chatwood comes over from Coors Field, a happy man. With such drastic differences between his home and away ERA, he’ll be happy not to pitch there again for a while. And after one inning of work against the Mariners on Monday, he’s ready to put his best foot forward as the team looks for a successful 2018 season.

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