The Chicago Cubs – Five Things we’ve Learned from Opening Week

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The Bullpen is Solid

Once again, spring training brought up some doubts, as the pitching was erratic, at best, from the Cubs bullpen arms. Considering that there was a stretch late last spring and early summer where the bullpen cost a good number of wins, it’s not surprising that there was concern. Thankfully, the second thing we’ve learned is that the bullpen appears to be just fine.

Travis Wood and Trevor Cahill have come in with good results in the first few games. Adam Warren has lived up to every bit of the hype when given the opportunity, Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop have done very well in setup, and the two times Hector Rondon has been called on for the save, he’s been lights out. It’s early in the year to proclaim something good, or bad, but the second thing we’ve learned from opening week is that the rotation is well protected, and the bullpen is not (so far) a liability, but a strength.

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