Why the Chicago Cubs Should Sign John Smoltz

February 12, 2010 by  

With spring training on the horizon, the Cubs have a need for a solid starter until Ted Lilly can return, and for a veteran right handed setup man for Carlos Marmol. John Smoltz could fill both needs, while adding a solid veteran presence to the clubhouse.

As a starter, Smoltz has had success in limited appearances in the National League the past two years, going 3-4 with a 3.45 ERA in 68 innings of work. If you discount his work in the AL East, he's been more than solid if handled properly. With Lilly out of the picture until after the regular season starts, Smoltz can bolster the rotation until Lilly's return (projected sometime between mid April and mid May).

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