Chicago Cubs News: Grading the team's offseason additions

Chicago Cubs Introduce Dansby Swanson
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Jameson Taillon: B+

Being one of the aforementioned soft contact pitchers, Taillon should provide some stability to the Cubs rotation with good defenders like Swanson and Hoerner behind him. Although he isn’t the ace the Cubs could use, Taillon put up a respectable 151 strikeouts in 177 innings with the Yankees last season. The Cubs were in need of a veteran pitcher capable of throwing a lot of innings, and Taillon checks off those boxes. We will be seeing a lot of Taillon for the foreseeable future, as his $68 million deal brings him to the northside for the next four years.