Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, June 7, 2023 -- "NL Central Notes"


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"Neither Leiter nor Alzolay has pitched since Friday as the Cubs have played a series of non-competitive games that haven’t called for the “A” bullpen. It appears, reading the tea leaves, that Julian Merryweather is now the #3 man in the pecking order, at least while we wait out Boxberger’s right forearm strain.
"When they are next in position to win a game, though, the Cubs will have picked up a small edge on the field. Ross’s apparent lack of interest in using a save specialist gives him the opportunity to get important outs each night with the pitcher best suited to doing so."