Cubs: Three new Cubs’ rumors that are stirring the pot

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Chicago Cubs: Cubs killer closers

So Brandon Morrow has this odd habit of talking to reporters as soon as there is a little rumble out there. He’s very good at acting like he’s not saying anything or not going to say anything and then blah, blah, blah the little weak-kneed ace closer starts yacking about what’s being said to him in meetings and more

He’s also the first to toot his horn when he’s on a roll and feeling good. After all, what’s wrong with a little media attention to increase your value, which was the case recently when Morrow talked to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Morrow was given a minor league contract because his recovery was on track and the Cubs wanted that extra weapon to support Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel. Everything was tracking and then Morrow got hurt again and suffered an upper chest strain just before spring training with no timetable for return.

Of course, the Cubs did not add the injured Morrow to their final roster before the pandemic shut down baseball. So Morrow just went ahead and used the time to rehab, and now he’s just about ready and believes his game is precisely made for this type of situation Wittenmyer reported.

"“And then there’s lots of rumors floating around about how the season will shake out. I think that benefits me, as well. Less games, more pressure to win. I don’t know what they’re going to do about salaries, but mine’s down anyway. So it’s easier to keep somebody like that around, I think.”"

Morrow knows that Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein has designed this scenario from the start. Epstein has got Morrow, Craig Kimbrel and don’t forget Jeremy Jeffress. These three form Epstein’s Cubs killer closers. Epstein rightly believes that if the Cubs can get ahead, his ‘Cubs killer closers’ can finish anyone and Morrow can’t wait for it to start.

But Morrow let go one other valuable chunk of information in his interview ( go figure – blah, blah, blah) and it could be the biggest surprise of the new altered season.