Chicago Cubs: Possible free agent southpaw reliever options

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Chicago Cubs: Dan Jennings is still available but how good of a fit is he.

In an earlier post, we discussed the former Marlin, White Sock and Brewer reliever. Stating that he is the type of guy who comes in to pitch a scoreless seventh without blowing guys away.

His career 2.96 ERA, 3.83 FIP, 1.404 WHIP and 7.1 K/9 provides some value. However, Jennings is third on this list because guys like Sipp and Blevins can strike guys out at a much better rate, which is kind of what you want in a high-leverage pitcher.

He may not fit the mold of what the Cubs could use, which is that high-leverage lefty in the pen, but at least he would be another lefty option. Of these three he seems like the less-likely candidate to join the Cubs staff, but who knows.

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Again these options have risks and are not overly exciting, but adding one of them could at least give the pen some more depth. We have seen how injuries have hurt the pen down the stretch of a season and having enough righty and lefty depth is never a bad thing.