5 reasons the Chicago Cubs should be buyers no matter what

Taking a look at five reasons the Chicago Cubs should be buyers at this year's MLB trade deadline, regardless of what happens this week.
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5 reasons the Chicago Cubs should buy - Jameson Taillon's resurgence

To begin the year, Jameson Taillon looked like one of the worst offseason signings in recent Cubs memory. In the first half of the season, Taillon's ERA sat at a near-league-worst 6.15. However, once the calendar flipped to July, aside from a rough start on July 2nd, Taillon has quickly turned the corner and has been as dependable as any other front-line starter in the league.

Over his past three starts or 19.1 frames, Taillons owns a sparkly 1.89 ERA, including a one-hit, eight-inning scoreless gem against the Yankees on July 2nd. Furthermore, Taillon has stated he finally feels like himself again. This bodes exceptionally well for the Cubs. If Taillon can keep up anywhere near as he has, it provides a massive jolt to the Chicago Cubs starting rotation. Marcus Stroman's status is up in the air, but his production (though struggling lately), along with Justin Steele, Kyle Hendricks, and now Taillon, makes for one of the best rotations in the National League.