I’m desperately searching for realistic bullpen options for the Cubs.
David ‘Stormy’ Weathers and Chad Cordero come to mind. Neither, of course, is an ideal candidate, but the Cubs’ pen situation is far from ideal.
Weathers, 40, is currently unemployed and coming off a 1-3, 4.88 ERA season with Milwaukee. On the plus side he’s a 20-year vet with opulent knowledge of the NL Central having spent his last six seasons in the division.
Cordero, on the other hand, is pitching in Mariners camp but is on the outside looking in to a set bullpen in Seattle. By the numbers, he appears the better choice considering he’s far younger than Weathers, 27, and sporting a career 2.78 ERA in six seasons. And given the Bradley trade, there’s hope Hendry could swing another deal with Seattle before Opening Day.