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Chicago Cubs: Why the team needs to part ways with Hector Rondon

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May 5, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Hector Rondon (56) reacts after giving up a three-run home run to New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Hector Rondon (56) reacts after giving up a three-run home run to New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s obvious that the Cubs have to do something about Rondon.

You could trade him, except for the fact that nobody wants to give anything up for him.  You could send him to the minors, but that isn’t a classy move.

Let’s face it; Hector Rondon is in a no-win situation for the Cubs.  Even if Wade Davis leaves after this year, Hector Rondon will never be the Cubs’ closer again.

If the Cubs truly valued Rondon’s time and appreciated what he has done in the past, you’d cut him.  While from afar it may not seem like the best case scenario, it really is.

The Cubs should let him sign a deal with a team where he has an actual shot at being their closer.

This article is a downer, but I’m confident that if Rondon gets put in a situation where he can succeed, he can once again be an excellent closer.

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