Chicago Cubs Rumors: 3 right-handed reliever targets in free agency

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3 righty reliever targets - 2. David Robertson

This is one of those moves I personally would love to see the Cubs pull off. In a non-competitive 2022, the Cubs traded David Robertson to the Phillies in return for Ben Brown, who is now one of the team's top pitching prospects. In an ultimate sort of flip Robertson to strengthen the farm move, the Cubs are now in a position to reacquire Roberson in free agency after posting a stellar season, both with the Cubs and the Phillies.

When traded at the deadline, Robertson had recorded 20 saves to the tune of a 2.23 ERA. He then went on to Philly where he further excelled with a 2.70 and 6 saves, finishing the 2022 campaign with a 2.70 ERA and 20 saves in total. For his career, Robertson has an impressive 2.89 ERA. He was fantastic for the Cubs last year and there is no reason the Cubs shouldn't get after their former closer once again.