Chicago Cubs: Looking at potential acquisitions to bolster the bullpen

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Chicago Cubs: Two proven veterans could give the pen a boost

The selection of impending free agent bullpen arms going into 2020 might not be stacked, but there are still some viable options that could definitely work for the club. Among these options are San Francisco Giants left-handed reliever Will Smith and former Chicago and current Houston Astros right hander Hector Rondon.

Smith is coming off arguably the best season of his career. There is no doubt that he will be one of the more desirable arms teams vie for this offseason. The 30-year-old finished 2019 making a total 63 appearances with a 2.76 ERA. Smith also converted 34 out of 38 save chances, struck out 96 and walked 21 batters.

The former Chicago closer Rondon had a fairly pedestrian 2019 season with Houston. The 31-year-old finished 2019 with a set-up role making 62 appearances with a 3.71 ERA. Rondon spent five years with the Cubs, and for three of those years he held the closer role.

During his time with the Cubs, between 2013 to 2017, Rondon went 18-13, with a 3.22 ERA and 77 saves. If the Cubs could reunite with the right-hander this offseason, he would be a great addition to the bullpen.

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