Cubs Rumors: The D-Backs’ Andrew Chafin a lefty possibility

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Cubs Rumors: Cost-effective arm

For a team that has repeatedly stressed the (apparent) reality of budgetary issues, Chafin would be a relatively cheap acquisition. He is making below $2 million this year, and still has another year of arbitration in 2020.

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Considering that Mike Montgomery was already making nearly $500,000 more this season, Chafin already measures up quite well as far as the money is concerned.

The Cubs also need another left-hander. Montgomery was having a brutal year as he never settled into his relief role. But his departure means that the team has all of two left-handers in the bullpen and Randy Rosario is hardly the most reliable option.

Chafin has been an under-the-radar success with the Diamondbacks for the last few seasons. He would give the Cubs a bona fide specialist that they could deploy at almost any time. He could have an eerily similar effect to what Jesse Chavez did for the North Siders after he was acquired before the deadline last year.

Next. Montgomery was bound to be traded. dark

Should Chicago strike out on some of their high-profile targets, Chafin would be an excellent pickup.