Tag: Closer

Hector Rondon: From Rule 5 to Closer?

Hector Rondon: From Rule 5 to Closer?
Even though Rick Renteria refuses to name a closer in light of the failure of Jose Veras and his injury, the hit song by Semisonic “Closing Time” pops in my head every time I think of the situation the Chicago Cubs are facing with their current struggles in the late innings and Hector Rondon. After... Read more »

The Ghost of Joe Borowski or the death and rebirth of the multi-inning reliever

The Ghost of Joe Borowski or the death and rebirth of the multi-inning reliever
Cubs Den writer Mauricio Rubio brought up a favorite name of mine on twitter last night. He talked about Joe Borowski‘s first full season with the Cubs which was in 2002. That season Joe Borowski threw 95 quality innings. The reason for this discussion was the fact that in 2002 Joe Borowski was asked to... Read more »