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.