Chicago Cubs: Under the radar options for closer in 2018

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 08: Addison Reed
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 08: Addison Reed /
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 11: Manager Joe Maddon
PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 11: Manager Joe Maddon /

It’s still unclear who the closer will be in 2018

Now that Cishek and Morrow have been signed, it becomes less clear who the Cubs’ closer would be if the season started tomorrow. Thankfully, we are still months away from the 2018 season which gives the Cubs and their front office more time to land a bigger name like Davis or Holland.

Personally, I would not expect either of those two to be signed, and the Cishek signing drives that point home. Instead, it seems more likely that the Cubs are going to have a competition between two or three arms this spring to see which one comes out on top.

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With that being said, all of the options that the Cubs currently have, both in-house and in free agency, have experience closing games and all but one has postseason experience. For that reason, Cubs fans should believe that the closer’s role is in good hands moving forward. It may not be in just one person’s hands in 2018, but it will still be in good hands.