Chicago Cubs: 5 realistic pitchers to target in free agency

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Chicago Cubs: 5 Pitchers to Target in Free Agency – #2: Clayton Kershaw

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As you can see, the free agent class is absolutely loaded in the offseason when Clayton Kershaw only is on this list at number two. Kershaw’s career speaks for itself. He has spent his entire 14 year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting a 2.48 ERA in that time.

Kershaw’s accolades include three Cy Young Awards, one MVP, and eight All-Star selections. It would be hard to argue that Kershaw is not a future Hall of Famer. Currently sitting at 2,653 career strike outs, he is one of three current pitchers (Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke) that will more than likely join the 3,000-strikeout club, consisting of only 18 pitchers in the history of the game.

Landing Kershaw on the Cubs may seem like somewhat of a dream on scenario, but money talks. Chicago currently has a lot of it and believe it or not have an owner that has stated big money spending will be back soon. Kershaw would instantly slide into the top of any rotation that he lands on as he is one of the better pitchers in the history of the game and way above the type of caliber ballplayer you see everyday.