Cubs Negotiating a Deal with Paul Maholm?

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are negotiating a contract with Paul Maholm. The Cubs are in need of starting pitching and could be close to signing Maholm if the two sides are able to get “the money right.”

The Pirates selected Paul Maholm in the first round of the 2003 draft with the eighth overall pick. Maholm posted a 6-14 record in 26 starts last season with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. In 162 1/3 innings, Maholm allowed 160 hits with 50 walks and 97 strikeouts.

Maholm just completed a three-year, $13.75 million contract with the Pirates and earned $6.25 million last season.

Paul Maholm owns 18-42 record in 89 career starts outside of PNC Park with a 5.03 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. In 11 career starts at Wrigley, Maholm is 6-2 with a 5.48 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP … seven home runs allowed in 64 innings.

Paul Maholm’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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