5 starting pitchers the Cubs probably regret not signing in the offseason

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4. Kodai Senga

A name that the Cubs were linked to until he signed he signed a $75 million deal with the New York Mets was Kodai Senga. After playing ten years for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in his native Japan, Senga made his intention to shift over to MLB clear last October. But the Met pounced on him in late December with a five-year deal and it was worth every penny of owner Steve Cohen's money.

In 43 innings, Senga is sporting a 3.77 ERA with 55 strikeouts. His most impressive game thus far was a six-inning affair against the Rays where he struck out 12 men from the best lineup in baseball. With a fastball that tops out a 100 mph and a marvelous forkball that disappears on hitters, the Cubs probably regret not bringing him aboard.