Epstein: "We're still in touch with a lot of the free agents"


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports
Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports

Baseball is back as the Chicago Cubs held their first press conference of the season on Tuesday in Mesa, Arizona.

Cubs president of operations Theo Epstein discussed the fact that the team might not be done with adding relievers for bullpen depth.

"We're still in touch with a lot of the free agents out there and their representatives," Epstein said. "I'd say there's a possibility. We've been active lately in the reliever market. There have been some quality relievers out there in pretty affordable deals. There's always a chance that we're able to squeeze one more in to give Joe Maddon a number of quality options of depth."

Epstein knows with so many relievers left without jobs in free agency, one or two guys will probably fall in the laps of the Cubs.

"We'd love to be in a position where we can withstand a couple of injuries in spring training and still put a really quality bullpen out there. That's one place where the market has been pretty soft and pretty slow developing, and we've been active. We'll stay in touch with everybody."

The most significant bullpen addition this offseason for the Cubs has been the acquisition of Brad Brach.


Comment on this story
Tags: Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3 (Cont.): The Professor and Q
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3 (Cont.): The Professor and Q
The Hot Corner: Ben Zo misses camp, Ross reunited with Rizzo, RIP Harry Caray, more
The Hot Corner: Ben Zo misses camp, Ross reunited with Rizzo, RIP Harry Caray, more
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Cubs and Chicago Muslim Organizations release joint statement about Islamophobia
Cubs and Chicago Muslim Organizations release joint statement about Islamophobia
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
The Hot Corner: Baez, Contreras take BP, Russell speaks out, injury updates, more
The Hot Corner: Baez, Contreras take BP, Russell speaks out, injury updates, more
Maddon reacts to Addison Russell's press conference
Maddon reacts to Addison Russell's press conference
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest