Cubs Also in on Dominant Reliever Matt Barnes?

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Cubs Also in on Dominant Reliever Matt Barnes?

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Lefty Josh Osich is not the only Red Sox reliever the Cubs are in on, apparently.

There’s also righty Matt Barnes:

Barnes, 30, has become a dominating – albeit frequently wild – reliever, and although he’s really struggled this year, he’s a super interesting buy-low candidate with another year of control:

(via FanGraphs)

The guy’s strikeout rate in 2018-19 was near 40%.

Of important not on Barnes? He’s a split neutral guy who handles lefties well, and in recent years, he’s actually been slightly better against lefties than righties. I’m very intrigued.



Author: Brett Taylor

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