Coupled with Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner, Sanchez was about as elite of a fourth starter as one could be. The lone thing holding Sanchez back from All-Star appearances was his iffy control, but still relatively young, there was time to fix that flaw.
Apparently not though as Sanchez struggled during his final season with the Giants, struggles that only grew as Sanchez moved on to the Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates. Sanchez even joined the Dodgers organization, but was unable to crack the Major League roster.
The Chicago Cubs are one of several teams interested in signing free agent left-hander Jonathan Sanchez.
The Cubs envision Sanchez as a reliever, according to a source. Several other teams interested in Sanchez prefer to employ him as a starter — a role that Sanchez has performed for most of his career.