Chicago Cubs: The bullpen has been solid; most of the time
Despite blow-ups, the Cubs’ bullpen is still solid
Even with the recent struggles of the Cubs’ bullpen, there is no need to worry moving forward. The reason behind that is over the course of 162 games, there are going to be some games where players do not perform well.
Excluding the two games mentioned above, the Cubs’ bullpen has been one of the best in the major for much of the season. With Wade Davis locking games down on the back-end and Carl Edwards coming out of the bullpen whenever he is needed, the North Siders’ bullpen is set up for success.
Newly acquired Justin Wilson will also help stabilize the bullpen moving forward. Wilson will help address the one weakness that plagued the bullpen; lack of left-handed pitching. With Mike Montgomery needed in the rotation for the last month or so, Brian Duensing served as the only left-handed option in the bullpen. Now, with Montgomery back in the bullpen and Wilson on board, the Cubs have three lefty options.
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Cubs fans should not worry about the recent hiccups experienced by the bullpen. It is better these hiccups come in July and August rather than in September or October.