Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Nice to see we are addressing our problem of too many mediocre pitchers by ... *checks notes* ... stockpiling more mediocre pitchers.
Justin Wilson has a 32% K rate and a 3.10 ERA, with an ERA under 2.5 since his crummy April. He's the 5th best reliever in the pen, with none of the 4 above him being flukish. Montgomery, Chavez, and Kintzler are all worthwhile relievers to have by any definition, and they would join the 5 in a postseason pen. The Cubs don't have a shortage of good pitchers. Would it have been better to get someone better than Kintzler? Sure, I would've loved Yates, but this is also the nadir of the trade value of the farm system until the college SP start reaching AA en masse so I can understand it not being worth it when you've got a pen deep enough to shorten the game that much.