Realistically for the next few years we look to have a "next" starting pitcher on the horizon.
2018 Has Giolito and Lopez here barring something crazy happening. Fulmer is here, and probably has this season worth of rope to learn with, could be longer if he starts to show some consistency.
This season we should see Kopech very soon, call it middle to end of June.
2019 could see some combination of Hansen and Dunning.
2020 should be when we have a chance at seeing Cease, Clakin, and a few others.
This is JUST top guys, That isn't really accounting for a breakout season from a guy like Jordan Stephens, Spencer Adams, or someone else. It also isn't factoring in that there is a chance a Mize could fall to us at #4, or that we draft someone early this year who flies through the system.
I don't see us needing to drop major money on a starter. Maybe a back end guy or a project guy to span a gap of months, but not a long term contributor.