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Cubs could look at a Cole Hamels reunion to add needed rotation depth

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A Cole Hamels reunion could wind up being a win-win for both he and the Cubs.

With three key pieces of the Chicago Cubs starting rotation set to test the waters of free agency in Jon Lester, Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood – pitching is a major need for the team this offseason. With a tight budget and limited financial flexibility, Theo Epstein will have to be creative.

So when you think about trying to A) stay competitive and B) not break the bank, it becomes a bit of a high-wire act when finding targets.