3 big name free agent starting pitchers the Cubs could still add this winter

There's still a lot of offseason - and a number of quality free agent starters - to go, giving the Cubs the opportunity to bolster their rotation before spring.

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3 big name free agent starting pitchers the Cubs could still add: #2 - Jordan Montgomery

You're going to pick up on a theme here. Jordan Montgomery, like Blake Snell, will see his market at least somewhat dictated by the Yamamoto sweepstakes. He did right by himself in the postseason with the Texas Rangers, working to a 2.90 ERA in five October starts en route to earning his first World Series ring.

A reunion with Texas still seems like a possibility, especially given the recent update on Max Scherzer's status, and the Yankees have also talked about bringing him back - but that might be contingent on them missing out on Yamamoto.

By and large, Montgomery has been the epitome of consistency in his career, especially since the start of the 2021 campaign. His stepping up in the postseason helped boost his resume, for sure, but he'll still probably net a deal well south of what Snell will get given their respective track records. That fact alone might make him more likely to land in Chicago.