The Cubs have gotten off to a terrific start so far in 2019. Both the offense and the starting pitching have been all Theo Epstein and the front office could have hoped for. If there has been a weak link in the chain for Chicago, it would be the bullpen.
Brandon Morrow has been out since last July with an elbow injury and Pedro Strop, the interim closer and the Cubs’ most reliable reliever over the past few seasons, has seen his playing time limited by hamstring issues. The remaining hodge-podge of relievers have done a decent job, but they once again lead the league in walk rate (5.