Why the Chicago Cubs Would Benefit from Calling Up Anthony Rizzo

April 12, 2012 by  

Sitting at the bottom of the division at 1-4, few are surprised that the Chicago Cubs are off to a slow start. 

Since Theo Epstein's arrival in the Windy City, it has been well documented that this will be a rebuilding project, and good results are more likely to appear in the future.

After watching these first five games, two things are evident:  the team lacks solid arms in the bullpen and lacks power in its lineup.

Five games in, the Cubs bullpen has an ERA of 6.19—good for 28th in the league and tied for 23rd in home runs with three.

Although the bullpen situation may only imp...

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