Look folks, we are all confident the Cubs are going to be rebuilding for the next year or two. The lineup and overall roster is dwindling in age, which is a great thing. But that decrease in age is being matched inversely with an increase in talent. Most of that talent resides in the lineup, however, not the with the pitching staff.
Though the Cubs may be rebuilding with young talented players like Starlin Castro, Darwin Barney and Anthony Rizzo at the Major League level, and the likes of Javier Baez, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler coming up through the system, these guys do not pitch.
Let's look at why the Cubs need to retool the pitching staff with some free-agent arms.