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Cubs Are Negotiating with Kiko Calero

Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Chicago Cubs may be close to landing their veteran right-handed reliever. According to s a source of Jon Morosi’s the Cubs are in negotiations with free agent Kiko Calero. Calero, 35, was all kinds of awesome for the Florida Marlins last year – 1.95 ERA over 60 innings – but he largely did not pitch in 2008 after suffering a torn rotator cuff. Thus, the Cubs are handling this negotiation with care.


As much as I feel like spending on middle relief – particularly on a team with so many in-house options – is a misallocation of the Cubs’ resources, for the right money, Calero can only make this team better. No, expecting a sub-2 ERA is not realistic. But a return to Calero’s career numbers, meaning an ERA in the low 3s, is both realistic and attractive.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.