Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Greatest Cubs Team Ever-- Part 6: Relief Pitcher

The five nominated:

RYAN DEMPSTER--  Converted starter  became Cubs closer in 2005 and saved career high 33 games.  Had 24 saves in 2006 and 28 in 2007 before returning to starter.  Had 87 career saves, ranking fifth most in Cubs history.

RANDY MYERS--  Led league  in saves in 1993 with 53, a Cubs record.  Saved 112 games with Cubs.  4th best all-time for Cubs.

HECTOR RONDON--  Became Cubs primary reliever in 2014.  saved 29 games that year and 30 the next year.  In 2015 had 1.67 ERA.

LEE SMITH--  Led in NL in saves in 1983 with 29 and then had 30+ saves next four years.  His 180 saves is most in team history.

BRUCE SUTTER--  Five years with Cubs.  Saved 24+ games four times.  Hall of Famer and won Cy Young Award in 1979, posted 2.22 ERA and major league leading 37 saves.

I would vote for both Bruce Sutter and Lee Smith.

Bringing the Heat or Junk.  --CootSave

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