5 relievers that can help the Cubs in 2024 - 4. Wandy Peralta
Wandy Peralta was somebody I wanted the Cubs to pick up as a rental at the 2023 deadline. The fit was perfect, given the team's need for a left-handed reliever. Unfortunately, it never came to fruition, and the bullpen wore down by the end of the season. Now, Peralta can be had for just money, and he again makes the perfect fit for the Cubs, who should look to add a stud LHP to their bullpen this winter.
This year, 25-year-old Peralta hurled 54 innings of 2.83 ERA ball. Since 2020, he has had a 3.01 ERA and is an excellent addition to the Cubs as a set-up man, at the very least. Adding as many of these late-inning guys to pair with Leiter Jr, Merryweather, and Alzolay will be essential for the Cubs' success in 2024. When the team starts adding, Peralta checks several boxes and should be on the team's list.