Chicago Cubs: Will the real Brian Duensing please stand up?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Brian Duensing #32 of the Chicago Cubs stands on the mound in the eighth inning during game four of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on October 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Brian Duensing #32 of the Chicago Cubs stands on the mound in the eighth inning during game four of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on October 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: Hoping for a bounceback

In reality, it may be the end of the line for Brian Duensing in a Chicago Cubs uniform. The trade deadline is he, and the Cubs are said to still be on the hunt for additional relief help. The club recently traded for Jesse Chavez, who has been phenomenal. It could be a telltale sign as the end.

Still, Duensing provides left-handed relief help which, as many teams are understanding, is challenging to acquire. Recently, the Cubs were attached to the former closer of the San Diego Padres and big lefty Brad Hand however that failed to manifest and Hand found himself shipped to Cleveland.

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Duensing needs to figure it out and figure it out quick if he wants a spot moving forward. The looming return of Yu Darvish and the recent acquisition of new left-hander Cole Hamels has pushed Tyler Chatwood to the bullpen.

It could be more difficult for Duensing to stick around for the rest of the year. That being said, the benefit for the Cubs and for Duensing to put it back together would be substantial. Let us hope he can figure it out before it is too late.

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