New Cubs Regime Finds Team In Need Of Pitching

For Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, the pitching landscape they inherited with the Cubs was a wasteland. A lack of pitching depth exacerbated by two midseason trades led directly to the Cubs' first 100-loss season since 1966, and the outlook for pitching—especially power pitching—was just as grim in the farm system. Nothing is more important for the new regime than addressing that shortage.

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