Chicago Cubs: Following the course of the Royals, Astros?
When the Kansas City Royals won the World Series three years ago, they did so on the back of one of the best postseason bullpens ever. Which, if you’ll remember, was anchored by last year’s Cubs closer Wade Davis.
As the Houston Astros seek a second consecutive title, a task in which the Cubs came up short last year, a similar thought seems to have crossed their minds. Dating back to last year, Houston has maintained a strong interest in the left-hander – which continues to this day. In fact, the Astros represent the Cubs’ biggest opponent should they choose to pursue Britton in the next few weeks.
Regardless, we know Chicago will likely add pitching – in some variety. With Cubs starters eating fewer innings than in years past, perhaps allowing Mike Montgomery to serve as a sixth starter and shoring up the bullpen would do more than dealing for a starter.