Honestly I'm thinking the starters will pitch 6 innings on avg. if they fail to get though the 5th Grimm is the first man up. If it is a mop up then Duesing or Smith called on.
In the 7th depending on the situation Strop for low pressure Edwards for high leverage.
8th should be Uehara and Rondon. Think Rondon would normally start the inning and if he gets in a Jam then Uehara would be warming up.
Wade would deal with the 9th in general. If he needs a day off then you would expect a rotation between Uehara and Rondon.
Now it sounds like Rob Z will be starting in Iowa. It is almost tempting to start Edwards there also and bring up Johnson or Black. Black it looking like he is gaining ahold of his stuff and it is nasty also.
It only makes sense to keep Rob Z stretched out for spot start duty. I like that better than keeping a "long" man on the roster.
I am kind of surprised most articles I read say they lost Travis wood to free agency. He is still out there, I have heard of very little interest.
I guess I just did not expect the entire pen to be reworked by the off season. I can understand Davis, but when you have Edwards and Black showing major progress, shouldn't they get the chance to prove their value early in the season and rework the pen again like last year if needed?
Cubs off season
Not always a bad thing though
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