According to multiple reports, the Chicago Cubs have signed right handed reliever Brandon Morrow to a two year deal with an option for a third year.
Morrow, 33, went 6-0 in 45 appearances last season with the Dodgers. He also allowed 0 home runs along with 50 strikeouts and just 9 walks.
This signing is a good move by Theo Epstien and Jed Hoyer. Morrow may be on the other side of 30 but he showed last year that he can still be relied on. The former Mariner, Blue Jay, and Padre made most of his appearances in the seventh and eighth innings last season.
The Cubs are no where near done in re-tooling their bullpen. Hector Rondon is not coming back and Wade Davis, Brian Duensing, Koji Uehara, and Wade Davis are all free agents.
The Cubs have stated they will talk with Davis’ agent during the winter meetings. There is still a feeling that Davis can return to the Cubs. Man would that be huge!
Morrow also posted a 0.92 WHIP and appeared 14 of the Dodgers 15 postseason games.
The bullpen gets a much needed boost with Morrow but there is still more work to be done. There is a solid depth with Mike Montgomery, Pedro Strop, Justin Grimm, Carl Edwards Jr, and Justin Wilson, but the Cubs are still looking for a closer. Davis is still in the mix along with Tampa Bay Rays closer Alex Colome has come up in rumors. The Cubs are still very interested in Chris Archer and would want Colome in the deal as well.
The winter meetings are underway and go to December 14th in Orlando.