Bullpen Excitement? Justin Berg Goes Down For Scott Maine

August 25, 2010 by  

Yesterday’s transaction line for the Cubs showed a bit of an eye-opening move.

Cubs' GM Jim Hendry exchanged one youthful left-handed specialist reliever for a righty with so-so stuff in a move that sent Justin Berg down to Triple-A Iowa for Scott Maine.

Berg has been a very big disappointment in his first try in the majors, sporting a 5.77 ERA to go along with his 2.88 strikeout per nine innings ratio.

To make matters worse than that terrible K/9 figure, he is walking a ton of batters, leading to a unthinkable 0.61 K/BB rate (2.15 average). 

It looks as though even though Berg is still young, 26, it looks as if his he d...

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