In the past, which we should all get over saying, the Cubs have went into the the offseason winter meetings unsure about who their closer would be for the following season. Yeah, maybe they did have a closer on the team, but were they REALLY the closer? This year is no different. Wade Davis provided the Cubs with some much needed comfort heading into this past season. After being traded from the Royals for Jorge Soler before the season began, Davis finished the year with 4-2 record, 32 saves, 2.30 ERA with an age of 31. What are we to do now…find another closer.
The Cubs would be very intelligent to go out today and make an offer that Davis cannot refuse. We have seen how our bullpen performed over the course of the year….especially in the playoffs. During all of this, Davis was the one reliable pitcher that we had out underneath the bleachers. We asked him to get us one out, he did that. We ask him to get us two innings in a crucial game, he did that. Signing Davis would get us past that position and allow us to then go after a starting pitcher through the trade market. As of Saturday, November 11th, the Cubs have no one sitting in the bullpen right now that can come in and take Davis’s spot. Davis made 8 million last year. That was the best one year contract on the team. I am really unsettled on being so wishy washy when it comes to who the closer will be before the season starts.
The wanted poster says we need a closer. Front office needs to pick up the phone, make the offer, and get this done. Wade Davis is our closer.