It’s never a bad thing for a team to add some depth in their bullpen, even if they have a solid set up.
But it’s always a must for those teams who have been struggling in that department. It’s really no surprise that there are a handful of teams that are showing some serious interest in right handed reliever Edward Mujica.
After Joe Smith inked his three year $15.75 million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, that could end up helping Mujica. He could end up bringing in a little more money than Smith depending on how desperate the signing team may be.
The 29 year old righty picked up 37 saves with the National League Champions while posting a 2.78 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and a 46/5 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings of work.
According to SB Nation’s MLB Daily Dish, the teams who are interested are the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies.
It makes sense that the Indians are in the mix for Mujica after they lost Smith to the Angels. It doesn’t matter which team picks him up, either way he has a good shot at becoming their primary closer.