Chicago Cubs look to replace Brian Duensing in the bullpen

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One of the biggest things to look at here is that the Cubs did build depth in their bullpen for these types of situations. The other point? Many of these pitchers are or have been injured in their careers. And Duensing could still factor into this if he clears waivers and heads to the minors for the Cubs.

But even with all these options, the Cubs have only Mike Montgomery in the pen as a sure thing for a lefty. And clearly, he’ll fill that swingman option. The loss of Justin Wilson was one I thought the Cubs might regret. Some fans never thought much of him. But now with the DFA of Duensing? The Cubs might have their first bit of adversity to start the season–before the season even starts.

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With Maddon being a ‘lame duck,’ this will be his chance to prove himself early on. This isn’t going to be the last injury the Cubs have to work around. This is baseball. Everyone will have these issues. How will the Cubs respond?

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