Chicago Cubs: A few potential fits for the final spot in the rotation

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Chicago Cubs: Can Mills seize the opportunity at hand?

The third option we will look at is Alec Mills. The 28-year-old brings some upside to this team and has showed potential when filling in. In 16 appearances across two seasons with the Cubs, Mills has sported a 3.17 ERA with an impressive 10.8 K/9.

He has great stuff, including his slider and changeup, that show his potential in this league. Similar to Cotton, Mills has a smaller sample size and should have an opportunity to prove himself as the fifth starter of this team.

The Cubs, although none really standing out, have some intriguing options to fill out their rotation. The $38 million deal for Chatwood has still been a drag on this team’s ability to add free agents, but you’re hoping he builds on his improvements from last season with a chance to prove himself in 2020.

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This team will more than likely end up mixing and matching starters for the last spot in the rotation if the roster doesn’t change. However, these three options we discussed all seem to be motivated to win the job and I believe the potential is there for one of these arms to do so.