My April 18 column from CBS Chicago …
(CBS) It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.
This week began on Sunday with Cubs manager Rick Renteria demoting his closer Jose Veras after his second blown save. Since Monday, the Cubs have been outscored by the Blackhawks – handily.
Yes, they’re that cold. Along with the team’s offensive woes, the open closer job is once again a hot topic on Chicago’s North Side.
“Right now, we’ll see who emerges,” Renteria said on Sunday.
In the days since, media reports have claimed that Justin Grimm, Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop are the leading candidates to fill the role – should the team ever actually give them a shot. Although, I’m hearing that Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moe have all presented strong cases, as well.
You know, like Renteria said, we’ll see who emerges.