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Cubs News: Epstein discusses bullpen with trade deadline looming


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs are in the mix with numerous teams for potential relief help in the coming weeks before the trade deadline on August 1.

Cubs President Theo Epstein knows that his bullpen has been going through a rough stretch but doesn't want to lose the farm on any one-sided trade.

"Then when they (bullpen) give up runs, it becomes almost a perceived crisis," Epstein said to reporters recently. "But bullpens give up runs. The best bullpens give up runs over the course of the season. Right now we have a couple of guys searching for it. Not everyone is locked in down there, but it's something we may continue to monitor. Every team would love to add an impact reliever at some point. But I don't think you're going to see us react to situations when relievers are going through a little downtrend."

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