3 relief pitchers the Chicago Cubs probably regret not signing
3. Brad Hand
Say what you want about Brad Hand, but in hindsight, the Chicago Cubs signing him before this season would have made a ton of sense. Like the other guys on this list, he is a lefty that has seen recent success out of the bullpen, going 45 innings with a sub-3 ERA for the Phillies last season. Perhaps more annoyingly is the fact that Hand signed with Colorado on March 4th for just $1.5 million.
I can understand the Cubs not wanting to give Chafin and Moore all the money they ended up signing for to save some room for the trade deadline, but are you telling me they could not get in on the Brad Hand sweepstakes? This would have been the typical low-risk, high-reward bullpen signing that Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer is basically known for these days. Now we get to see yet another Southpaw dealing for another team. Yes you read that correctly, Brad Hand is currently dealing for the Rockies right now with a 2.08 ERA and 12 strikeouts over 8.2 innings.