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Cubs’ Bullpen ‘Paper-Thin’

By bullpenbrian at 02.26.2010 Leave a comment.

The Cubs will not compete for the post season with its current bullpen.

Not during an age of multi-million dollar contracts and limited pitch counts for starters.

Bruce Levine of ESPN Radio 1000 described the Cubs’ bullpen as ‘paper-thin.’     I couldn’t agree more.

Early reports on Angel Guzman’s sore shoulder have listed him as questionable throughout the spring.

And it’s possible the righty isn’t back at full-strength before Opening Day, which spells serious trouble for Jim Hendry.

Low-level free agents and Spring Training invites won’t cut it, either–Hendry’s got to make a deal.

I figure my idea would never fly–bounce Marmol back to the seventh and eighth innings and deal for a proven closer.

I mean seriously, what good is Marmol if you can’t get him the lead in the ninth inning?

Nonetheless, Hendry has less than 40 days to improve the middle-inning arms–and it’s imperative the GM trades whatever necessary to get them.

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