Chicago Cubs Rumors: Checking in on potential pitching trade targets

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Chicago Cubs: Let’s get pitching help … from Colorado?

Jon Gray’s traditional numbers may not look good at all. He sports a 5.77 ERA and 1.489 WHIP with the Colorado Rockies. However, a deeper look at the righty reveals some value.

First of all his, FIP is all the way down at 3.08 and he has 119 strikeouts on the season. He also is coming off a 3.67 ERA and 3.18 FIP season in 2017. In four years as an MLB pitcher, Gray sports a 3.38 FIP, which may bode well on a good defensive team like the Cubs.

The question is if the Rockies are willing to sell him seeing as they are still in a playoff race at the moment. If they fall further behind, they may be tempted to sell. He probably would not cost too much if the Rockies decide they are out of the race.