Could Tyler Chatwood Pitch Well Enough For The Cubs To Consider Trading Him This Summer?


Roll the calendar back a year and there would have been high-fives in Theo Epstein's suite at Wrigley Field on Sunday. Instead there had to be a little relief and quietly renewed hope that Chatwood has tapped into some form he can sustain, which would make the Cubs feel a whole lot better about the three-year, $38-million contract they gave him as a free agent. But after his six shutout innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chatwood shuttled back to the bullpen, which has become the most expensive in baseball due to his $12.5 million salary. He pitched poorly last season, prompting Epstein to trade for Cole Hamels, and Epstein doubled-down by then picking up Hamels' $20 million option for

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