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Topic: Should the Cubs re-sign Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler?
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Should the Cubs re-sign Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler?


Posted: Oct 13, 2019 5:04 PM
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Should the Cubs re-sign Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler?

In a year where the Cubs did not have a lot of consistency in their bullpen, especially late in games both Steve Cishek and Brandon Kintzler were mostly reliable for Joe Maddon. Full Story »


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Re: Should the Cubs re-sign Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler?


Posted: Oct 13, 2019 6:39 PM
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I think with the problems of starters going deep into games late last season, it pretty much taxed an already weak bull pen. Hopefully with a new manager and pitching coach who will not overuse "trusted" relievers, this won't be a problem in 2020. There is nobody in the minors that impressed out of the pen last year, although they did get some big league experience. If Theo doesn't add to the bullpen through a trade during the winter meetings then we have to sign at least Kintzler in my opinion. I feel like Tyler Chatwood would be worth a look as a starter again. He pitched well out of the pen in the second half. I don't think they will sign Cole Hamels. And we have traded away good young position players which depleted our options. Theo will have to be a magician to fix the pitching issues that plagued this team in the second half. Which means he would have to use proven veteran players (Bryant, Contreras, Baez, Schwarber) as trade bait. Not to be a Debbie downer but I don't think Ian Happ, Addison Russell, Albert Almora or David Bote would get any bites as to a front line pitcher.

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Re: Should the Cubs re-sign Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler?


Posted: Oct 14, 2019 3:58 PM
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Thanks for your input...I'm pretty excited about the offseason and what things might happen.

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