Chicago Cubs News: Duensing reunion; Morrow’s the man

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As Wade Davis moves on, the Chicago Cubs will likely turn to Brandon Morrow to close out games in 2018. And with a slow market, will the Cubs look to sign Brian Duensing?

Following Wade Davis and his deal with the Colorado Rockies, it’s clear the Chicago Cubs are ready to move on. If nobody else is going to be signed, that would likely leave Brandon Morrow as the closer. Things could change, but for now, the Cubs will turn to Morrow to save games. A spot that he’s not all that familiar with but late-innings haven’t been an issue for him. Will he be able to get the job done for the Cubs?

With 2018 upon us, many of the available free agents should start coming off the board as spring training gets closer. Brian Duensing did a fantastic job for the Cubs last season. So with a slow market, might they look to bring him back next season? It’s still a possibility as the Cubs would like to add another reliever–possibly another starter to the mix.

The Pittsburgh Pirates finally got over the hump a few years ago of having a .500 season, but have struggled to get past that point. Now, with an aging but talented team, they could look to move many of their starts and strengthen their farm system in hopes of a Cubs and Astros like rebuild. What effect could that have on the Cubs?

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