Chicago Cubs: State of the bullpen
Strop’s woes this season certainly are worrisome, and whether he can put it all together before season’s end is to be determined. If he does, though, the Cubs could roll out a bullpen that looks something like this:
- Craig Kimbrel
- Brandon Kintzler
- Steve Cishek
- Rowan Wick
- Kyle Ryan
- David Phelps
- Pedro Strop
- Tyler Chatwood
Have these guys had their own issues at times this season? Without a doubt. When considering that group’s 4.13 ERA this season (tied-eighth in MLB), though, one can see that things are trending in the right direction.
While the jury is still out, the Cubs bullpen is slowly but surely rounding into form. If/when that group puts it all together, it could become a major strength for the team, even without a former closer with a 100 mph fastball.