After finally trading Milton Bradley, Jim Hendry can turn his focus to the clear, singular problem with this team: the lack of middle relief.
Matt Capps is the primary target this point. Capps, the closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates last year, was absolutely terrible, posting a 5.80 ERA. He was therefore non-tendered by the club, but he’s drawn heavy interest as a free agent because he’s still relatively young, and because prior to last year, he was pretty darn good.
And among those teams, the Cubs look to be a finalist.
Capps’ agent, Paul Kinzer, said Capps could be down to two teams today, the Cubs and almost certainly the Washington Nationals, who are offering a chance to close. ”That’s the only thing the Cubs have going against them,” Kinzer said. CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.
The Nationals are rumored to be offering only one year, which means the Cubs are probably offering two. Which, like, Hendry, duh.
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