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3 responses to “Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Looking at Matt Capps and Kiko Calero”

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    [...] Cubs Blog, BleacherNation.com has a look at whether recently non-tendered relieverr Matt Capps may be on the Cubs’ [...]

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    If you have to sign a free agent reliever, these two sound OK and there’s a reasonable chance of signing them for a one year deal (which every reliever but the top 1% should be on.) In a vacuum, either of these guys would seem to be fine bets for the Cubs, given Guzman and Marmol are no sure bets to get thru a full year intact.

    But it’s bizarre to even be comprehending spending more money on stuff that matters relatively little (middle relief!) when they’re short in money to get rid of Milton. The $2.5 mil between Capps and whatever minor leaguer they trade him could be better spent.

    I hope the next GM understands the concept of replacement level.