Chicago Cubs: This is the perfect rotation for the 2021 season

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Chicago Cubs Alec Mills
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Alec Mills started his career with the Kansas City Royals in 2016. He made his way over to the Chicago Cubs after that and was a reliever for a while. He made a couple of spot starts here and there but he became a full-time starter in 2020. All 11 of his appearances were starts. He earned the role of a full-time starter because of the injury to Jose Quintana and he was good enough to keep it through the entire season.

Mills didn’t turn into the next Clayton Kershaw or anything but he was pretty good for what the Cubs needed out of him. He went 5-5 as a starter this year. His season was highlighted by the no-hitter that he threw. It was a great game for him and one that he will never forget. Now, heading into 2021, he needs to build off the momentum that he gained during the 2020 season. There should be plenty of room for him to try.

Mills being the third starter is probably the smartest way the Cubs could handle their rotation going into next season. He is probably best suited for the fourth or fifth role but the Cubs aren’t that deep right now. Jose Quintana and Jon Lester are going to be gone so the chance for him to have an expanded role is there.