Grimm has been nothing like his 2015 self over the course of the 2016 season, but he’s slowly/surely creeping his way back. He’s given up just one hit in July and hasn’t allowed a run since June 26th in Miami.
If the Cubs can get the old Grimm Reaper back, it’ll be like another midseason addition. He was a great middle-inning reliever last season but got off to a horrendous start to 2016, reaching a low point in June against the Cardinals where he allowed four runs on three hits.
Like I said, though, he’s been pretty good lately, giving the Cubs yet another option in this really interesting group of arms, which has added to its number in recent days.
Grimm is another in a long line of options for Joe Maddon, and if freshness is the key to a great bullpen, the Cubs clearly have enough arms to keep everyone at their best for a long playoff run.