Oct. 27, 2016
Cubs still searching for a closer?
The Chicago Cubs might be on the lookout for a closer this off-season. Closer Aroldis Chapman is a free agent and is looking to score a huge 100 million dollar deal. Chapman 4-1 1.55 ERA with 36 saves between the New York Yankees and Cubs in 2016.
While other closers are on the market as well most options are going to cost more than the Cubs are willing to spend. There have been rumors about Greg Holland going to the North Side, but even if that happens he likely wouldn't be the Opening Day closer.
The best option the Cubs have currently is Hector Rondon 2-3 3.54 ERA with 18 saves in 2016. Rondon was a solid closer for the Cubs and converted most of his save opportunities. He struggled towards the end of the season once Chapman became closer. The best solution for the Cubs is to keep Rondon as the closer in 2017 and hope Carl Edwards Jr. can turn into the future closer.