Cubs have bright future in the hitting department, but when it comes to pitching they like a true ace. There are many options but not many favorable, young enough or realistic. My pros and cons on the top options are:
David Price: The reigning AL Cy Young winner, is an elite pitcher, he's reportedly open to sign a long-term contract; it would take a boatload of prospects, plus he's currently on the disabled list and he wasn't even pitching well before the injury.
Take or pass: undecided. I would definitely take him if he were healthy and performing to his standards but for now undecided.
Clayton Kershaw: Last year's NL Cy Young runner up is in my opinion the best pitcher in the majors, he's only 25!!! He's a free agent after the 2014 season if he doesn't sign a long-term extension with the Dodgers first, and that is a big if considering they they can pay as much as anyone. Cubs could offer big money he would probably be they're first big time free agent; only con I can think of is he's probably gonna want contract around 10 year 250 million, he'd be 27 at the time of the contract.
Take or pass: take. 25 million 10 years seems like a lot because it is but when you have the opportunity to get the best pitcher in baseball and possibly future hall of famer for his prime year's you take it no matter what.
Jeff Samardzija: our current ace of staff is a really talented, young, flame thrower and he has all the makings of a great number 2 starter; He's a number 2 starter.
Any other options or opinions will be helpful.