Cubs interested in RP Todd Coffey

Cubs interested in RP Todd Coffey

The Cubs continue to try and stockpile arms and now have their eye on ex-Nationals reliever Todd Coffey. The 31 year old Coffey was 5-1 with a 3.62 ERA (FIP 3.41).  He struck out close to 7 batters per 9 IP while walking 3.

The departure of veteran Sean Marshall and hard-throwing late inning reliever Andrew Cashner left the Cubs with a lot of good, but unproven young arms in their bullpen.  Lately they've been trying to shore up that depth with veteran RPs.  They signed 38 year old Trever Miller yesterday and could add the 6'4", 240 lbs reliever soon.

As you might expect from a pitcher his size, Coffey throws hard, averaging 93-94 mph on his fastball, while able to peak in the 96 mph range.  His most effective pitch, however, is a hard slider which he throws at about 85 mph.

The Oakland A's are also interested in the big right-hander.

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  • The more arms we can add the better. I would be good if we
    could find someone to compete with DeWitt at 2nd

  • In reply to emartinezjr:

    I was kind of surprised Coffey was still out there. He's a quality arm. Hoping we get him.

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  • hes also someone we could definitely flip at the deadline,

    with that being said i feel like there are a lot of fans out there that would like theo and co. to stop worrying about relievers and start worrying about unloading soriano, or a garza trade/extension, a cespedes signing, something that the majority of fans genuinely care about.

    im not one of these people but i do understand their position.

  • In reply to jshmoran:

    Good point.

    I imagine they're doing both, but you can't put rebuilding on hold while waiting to see if a team bites on Soriano or Garza. A signing like Coffey wouldn't get in the way of those things.

    Cespedes is meeting the Marlins sometime next week, I believe, and the ball will get rolling from there. Some reports out there that the Tigers plan to bid big now, but who knows? Lots of rumors out there right now but most of them are just people throwing stuff up against the wall.

  • In reply to jshmoran:

    I agree, we are waiting for something big/major to happen.
    We just have to wait until teams start calling

  • Coffey was always tough on the Cubs in the past.

    But then so was Mike Remlinger.

    And Jeff Blauser.

  • It appears

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    John, i'd be shocked if Detroit went all out for Cespedes..Offense isn't their issue another top of the rotation starter is it gets them into the World Series and probably a title.

  • In reply to Luigi Ziccarelli:

    Actually, I'd be surprised too. Lots of rumors these days and hard to pick out which one to believe. This one doesn't pass the smell test.

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