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Cubs Looking at Mark Mulder

Chicago Cubs Rumors

Hooray! The Chicago Cubs are looking at a starting pitcher!


Oh … it’s Mark Mulder?

The Cubs, Dodgers and Cardinals are among the teams still monitoring the progress of left-hander Mark Mulder, one major league source said.

Mulder hasn’t remained healthy over a full season since 2005. He is 6-10 with a 7.73 ERA in only 23 games since then.

Milwaukee has been linked to Mulder throughout the offseason and has a built-in edge: Rick Peterson, the Brewers’ new pitching coach, worked with Mulder during his best years in Oakland. FOX Sports.

Mulder hasn’t even thrown off a mound yet this year, so obviously this is very preliminary. And even if it weren’t preliminary, Mulder isn’t the guy you’d be counting on to fill in a spot in the rotation – he’d be a low risk flier. And even if Mulder was throwing as well as he was when he was healthy five(!) years ago, it’s not like he was a superstar. His last great season was in 2003.

But, um, he could be the next Ryan Dempster! So get excited.


Brett Taylor

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