Cheap, Late-Inning Relief Options

December 18, 2009 by  

Thinking about how much of a bad streak Hendry has been on recently (the Bradley signing, the 2-year deal for John Grabow, not offering Rich Harden arbitration, etc.) I feel bad for Jim, and wanted to see what I can do to help him......Right now the Cubs bullpen looks like this:

CL -- Carlos Marmol

SU -- Angel Guzman, John Grabow

LR  -- Sean Marshall

MR -- Justin Berg, Esmailin Caridad, Jeff Samardzija or Jon Gaub or Jeff Stevens

While I feel comfortable about the front 4 (even though Hendry waaaay overpaid Grabow and doesn't seem to pay any attention to a pitcher's WHIP), I'm not sold on the back end.....Berg and Caridad closed out  with a bang last year, but neither was on the team's radar as a majo...

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