Rafael Dolis Is the Chicago Cubs’ Long-Term Closer Solution

May 21, 2012 by  

It wasn't long ago that the Chicago Cubs locked up their long-term closer solution to a lucrative three-year deal in Carlos Marmol.

As is the case for every other long-term closer not named Mariano, it didn't seem to last very long.

For now, Rafael Dolis is getting the ball in save opportunities that are scattered few and far between.

Is he the reincarnation of Lee Smith walking through the door? Probably not. That's a lot to live up to. But as long as it isn't Joe Borowski, the Cubs have reason to believe he's prepared to be the next "guy".


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