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.