Originally Posted by Unassisted
That was my first thought, too, until I realized they need a 4-week solution, not a season-long solution. Let's keep that idea in our back pocket, though.
I'd say they need a season long solution. Borowski healthy is not a solution. The Cubs bullpen is screaming for forgetting the closer idea and finishing out games with their best reliever. For example, leave Hawkins out there for two innings instead of holding him back for the ninth only if they need someone to finish games out of the pen. Of course, many bullpens are screaming for putting their best reliever when the game is on the line, whatever inning that might be, when the starter needs help. But I imagine managers, including ours, will continue to put their second or third best reliever out there when the game is on the line while their "closer" sits and watches the game fritter away.