5 relievers that improve the Chicago Cubs bullpen in 2024

Looking over the MLB free agent market and determining five relievers the Chicago Cubs should target to help pack a punch to his bullpen.

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5 relievers that can help the Cubs in 2024 - 2. Brent Suter

Brent Suter is fresh off a year in Colorado with the Rockies, in which he posted a 3.38 ERA in 69.1 frames. His FIP of 3.44 suggests he was even better, but what I find to be the most impressive was that he played well in Coors Field. A 3.66 ERA there; Suter's numbers overall are probably a lot lower if he played in almost any other ballpark. We all know how much harder it is for pitchers at Coors Field, so if you can take away those games, you probably have an ERA closer to the low 3.00s, like his away ERA of 3.11 this year.

Since being converted primarily to a reliever in 2019, Suter's numbers have seen him record a combined 3.16 ERA, with the occasional spot starting here and there. He will not be that perfect of a setup man for you in Wrigley, but he's a viable reliever the Cubs can land for relatively cheap on a one-year deal. I wouldn't be surprised if the Cubs add someone such as Suter on top of another true closer this winter.