Grading the Tyler Chatwood signing

The Cubs signed Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal. | David Zalubowski  Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs will hope for a bounce-back season from Tyler Chatwood after the two sides reportedly agreed to a three-year deal Thursday.

This is a good signing for the Cubs on the whole, but far from flawless.

The signing of Chatwood does not remove the Cubs from the free agent market.

Chatwood, 27, is 40-46 with two saves and a 4.31 ERA over 130 major-league appearances, including 113 starts.

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Chatwood passes the age test with his 28th birthday coming next weekend, and his GB% and road numbers suggest that he will be a fine addition in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. He was tied for the league lead in losses despite the Rockies earning a Wild Card berth.

The Cubs have had a knack for striking it big at baseball's winter meetings, as they did in December 2014 when they signed free-agent left-hander Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract. He missed all of 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and hasn't yet truly established himself as an innings eater.

Chatwood would make roughly $12.67 million per season, which may seem high but with the skyrocketing price of pitching, $38 million guaranteed for a guy who is just entering his prime and is a legit breakout candidate could potentially be a steal. Mike Montgomery will once again prepare as a starter in spring training and fill a rotation role as needed.

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