3 needs the Chicago Cubs still have to cross off their wish list

Discover the remaining needs of the Chicago Cubs as they prepare for the upcoming season. Find out who they are targeting to improve their roster.

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3 needs the Chicago Cubs still have to cross off their wish list - Top of the rotation starting pitcher

The Cubs have had flirtations with the Cleveland Guardians about acquiring Shane Bieber and they were even thought to be a favorite for acquiring Tyler Glasnow before the Tampa Bay Rays moved Glasnow to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Imanaga should provide the stability to the Cubs' rotation that was lost when Marcus Stroman opted out of his contract at the start of the off-season but Justin Steele's fifth-place finish in the NL Cy Young Voting notwithstanding, the Cubs still appear to be missing an ace.

The addition of Imanaga likely minimizes the chances that the Cubs will acquire a front-end starting pitcher this off-season but that could be a need that the team looks to address at the trade deadline if they are in contention. The Cubs have the prospect capital to acquire an ace should they become available and one name to watch may be Dylan Cease of the Chicago White Sox.

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