Chicago Cubs: New closer Brandon Morrow doesn’t dance

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Morrow’s promise? Stick it to the Dodgers

Consequently, that experience will mean a lot against some excellent closing pitching in the NL Central including the Reds’ Raisel Iglesias and the Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez .

Fangraphs Steamer (Update) projects Morrow to finish 3-2, with a 2.95 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. What’s most interesting is the projection for Morrow to lead all Central closers with 37 saves well in front of Vazquez and Iglesias’ 31 saves each.

Look for Morrow to get even better as he stays healthy. The former first-rounder’s two-seam fastball is averaging 97.4 miles per hour but has already jumped over 100 mph this season. In mid-June, the Cubs will host Morrow’s former team at Wrigley Field before traveling west later in the month to face the Dodgers at home.

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Morrow knows that Chicago fans can’t wait to see him carve up some Dodgers in his return to Hollywood. He told the Athletic, he’s anxious to show the Dodgers what they missed.

"“Obviously, you want to come back and show ’em you got it and shove it up their ***,” Morrow told the Athletic."

Morrow may not dance this season, but 40 or more saves will be music to Cubs fans’ ears.