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Will the Cubs’ real closer please step forward?

The Texas Rangers’ signing of ex-Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh crossed another possible addition to the Cubs bullpen off the market. The Cubs seem to be content with going into the season with Brandon Morrow penciled in as the team’s closer… for now. While there are many reasons to believe Morrow can have success in the […]

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Player Profile: Justin Wilson

Position: Left-handed Relief Pitcher 2017 Stats: 58.0 IP, 3.41 ERA/3.37 FIP/4.70 DRA, 90 cFIP, 12.4 K/9, 0.3 WARP Year in Review: The above stat line actually tells you almost nothing about Justin Wilson’s 2017 season, which started with promise in Detroit and ended with struggles in Chicago. Here’s how the performances looked when broken out by team: Detroit: 40.3 IP, […]

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Getting to Know Justin Wilson

It seemed as though almost every contender was linked to Justin Wilson at the trade deadline, and the Cubs got him. So far it has been firmly established that he isn’t going to have a problem dancing during rain delays, so now that the important question has been answered, let’s focus entirely on the pitching side […]

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Cubs make their move, land Justin Wilson and Alex Avila from Tigers

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have made their need for bullpen help and a backup catcher known for a while and managed to grab both in the same deal last night. The Cubs acquired highly-coveted reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for prospects Jeimer Candelario, Isaac Paredes and […]