Edwin Jackson

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ST. LOUIS — The questions about this rotation start with Jon Lester and won’t end even if the Cubs make a blockbuster trade at the July 31 deadline. That’s just the nature of pitching.

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DETROIT – Whether or not this is some grand plan, or just the random nature of opportunities in this business, the Cubs have been developing hitters and buying pitchers, using their eyes and their

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WASHINGTON – The Cubs don’t have the pitching equivalent of a Javier Baez or a Kyle Schwarber down in the minors.

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MILWAUKEE — If everything’s going so great around the Cubs, why did backup catcher David Ross pitch for the first time since Little League?

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PITTSBURGH — The Cubs are getting by without their $155 million ace, but they will need the real Jon Lester to seriously start rolling.

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