Three Chicago Cubs who may have played their final game in Wrigleyville

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Chicago Cubs: Duane Underwood Jr., RP

The final guy on this list may strike fans as odd. Duane Underwood is not your everyday run of the mill talked about player, but that is not a good thing. The Cubs drafted Underwood way back in 2012, in the second round of the first-year player draft, with high hopes for the big right-hander.

Underwood was once ranked as a top-15 prospect in the organization but has been incredibly inconsistent throughout his professional tenure. He is just 25 years old, but it has become crunch time for Underwood, and a decision looms for the front office as to whether or not the club should keep him around.

Underwood has just 15 2/3 innings at the big league level, but opposing teams have hit him hard, as he carries a 4.60 career ERA. Last season in 11 2/3 innings, Underwood pitched to a miserable 5.40 ERA, posting a 4.24 FIP and a 22.2 percent HR/FB rate.

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At this point, the Cubs should cut ties with Underwood despite the two years left of team control. Maybe the Cubs continue giving Underwood opportunities to shine, but at some point enough is enough. Realistically his absence will not hamper the club as he is who he is and not much more, and that is why Underwood may have played his final game in a Cubs uniform.