5 options the Chicago Cubs have for the closer role in the bullpen
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5. Caleb Kilian
This is the most out-of-the-box idea on this list since Caleb Kilian has been a starter for his entire professional career but that has not been working out. Since coming to the Cubs, Kilian has started 36 minor-league games with a 4.34 ERA. His work in the big leagues has been much worse with a 12.27 ERA in 4 starts. Perhaps it's time for a change in role as Kilian seems to be struggling to throw multiple innings. Cubs starters have been converted to the bullpen successfully in the past, with the latest example being Adbert Alzolay. The Cubs bullpen needs answers and Kilian is too talented to just let go at this point so I say give it a go.