Chicago Cubs: Exit Tyler Chatwood, enter … James Shields?

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Tyler Chatwood is not cutting it for the Chicago Cubs. Could the team receive a boost two years in a row from a Chicago White Sox pitcher?

I don’t want to overreact too hard, I truly don’t. Tyler Chatwood is half season into a three-year contract. Things can obviously change sooner or even later, but the Chicago Cubs must address the situation as soon as possible.

I won’t get into the specifics, though you can read all about Chatwood’s latest start and his struggles here. In short, the main takeaway from Chatwood’s start Saturday is that the Cubs need to make a move.

What kind of move, you ask? Well, acquiring the best starting pitcher available would be nice, of course. However, that is simply unrealistic for the Cubs based on the assets they would have to give up.

Chatwood is not the Cubs’ ace, though. I wrote all about how the team does not need him to pitch like one, but rather need him to pitch like a serviceable fifth starter. He has not, and it is time to find someone who will. That just might be James Shields.