The Chicago Cubs aren’t winning many games, but the few they come away victorious in are often drama filled – much of it due in part to their suspect bullpen.
Chicago began the season with Jose Veras closing games, but after his implosion (followed by a current disabled list stint) the Cubbies began using other arms to fill the void. They continually struggled during their few opportunities, but it appears as if one man has emerged for the job – Hector Rondon.
The hard throwing Rondon has pitched well as of late and even secured the Cubs last save opportunity with relative ease, but that wasn’t enough for manager Rick Renteria who says the closer situation is still ‘fluid’.
Rondon got save yesterday, but Renteria says closer situation still ”fluid.”
The Cubs aren’t exactly overflowing with options and Rondon has been by far the teams best reliever this season, so it makes sense that the team would favor him in a closing situation even if Renteria isn’t ready to officially anoint him.