3 immediate roster moves the Chicago Cubs must make to turn things around

The Cubs need to make some changes before the season falls out from under them.
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Jed Hoyer needs to go out and address the ninth inning immediately

The Cubs desperately need another good arm in the starting rotation or the bullpen. As we pointed out in recent days, if Ben Brown can continue at the level we just witnessed, twirling a no-hit, seven-inning gem, he needs to stay exactly where he is in the rotation. If Brown can continue anywhere near that level, then the Cubs are pretty set with their starting rotation as long as Justin Steele continues to settle in.

Don't let Hector Neris' 2.84 ERA fool you. When you look under the hood, you see the car is being held together by duct tape, as he currently sports a 1.579 WHIP and 4.76 FIP. These are not numbers you find in an everyday closer. The problem is the Cubs don't have a many alternatives in-house after Adbert Alzolay lost his role. The team could at Mark Leiter Jr. or Tyson Miller, but ultimately, bringing in someone with closing experience is the best option, given the team has the prospect depth to pull off a move.

Looking at likely sellers, some names to keep an eye on include the Athletics' Mason Miller, Sean Reid-Foley of the Mets or Washington's Kyle Finnegan.

Admittedly, all three of these arms would cost an exorbitant fee in prospect currency, but it is a cost that the Cubs can afford. It's time the front office figures out who they want to keep in their prospect pool and trade some of it to make the major league roster as competitive as possible. Trading someone off the MLB roster could be the quickest way to get a guy like Caissie into the lineup while simultaneously addressing the needs in the bullpen.

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