Chicago Cubs Rumors: Starting pitching a need, but an ace isn’t

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The inconsistencies of the Chicago Cubs starting rotation continually stole headlines this season. Does the team need a big addition ahead of the deadline?

Apart from Jon Lester, the Chicago Cubs‘ starting pitching staff has been inconsistent. We all know this. Yu Darvish made only eight starts this season after inking a massive free agent contract this winter. Jose Quintana and Kyle Hendricks have been back-and-forth, up-and-down.

With such struggles, it stands to reason: will the Cubs make a splash for a third-straight summer? Potentially. But falling into the Jacob deGrom hype may be ill-advised. Landing such a coveted arm wouldn’t come cheap.

And, more than anything, the Cubs just need the guys they already boast to start pulling their weight. If they do opt to make a trade, a mid-level or back end starter makes a lot more sense given Chicago’s current composition.