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HECTOR RONDON RUMORS

Chicago Cubs: Bullpen emerging as a strength for the 2015 campaign

It is said that pitching wins championships in October. More specifically, quality and depth in the bullpen has proven to be the tipping point between playoff teams and championship teams. Last year, the Giants had the sixth-ranked bullpen for the regular season and the best bullpen in the playoffs, with a 2.11 ERA in 64 innings en route to their third title in five seasons. Similarly...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Quick Hits: New Closer, Three Catchers

Baseball is finally back in the headlines. Teams, pitchers and catchers started to report to spring training last week. An official team workout of all players is slated for next week, but that does not mean there is not news in the headlines regarding the Chicago Cubs. *New Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced that Hector Rondon will be the Cubs closer. The former Rule V player is...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Hector Rondon proving he is more than capable

In 2009, Hector Rondon was named the minor league pitcher of the year in the Cleveland Indians organization. He was poised to have an even better year heading into 2010, but then his career took a turn for the worst. After Rondon made seven starts to begin the 2010 season, he was sidelined with soreness in his elbow, and was then advised to have Tommy John surgery after the injury...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Hector Rondon dealing with elbow soreness

The Chicago Cubs lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday by the score of 7-4. The loss dropped the Cubs to 27-39 on the season, last place in the National League Central. The Cubs have struggled offensively, but have the 11th best ERA in the Major Leagues. But there is some concern in the bullpen, as closer Hector Rondon has been out with right elbow soreness, which is why...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Use Baffling Rick Renteria

Allow me to preface all of this by saying that managing a bullpen is very difficult for a manager. Relievers need off-days, they need to be used fairly consistently, they might have minor arm issues that allow them to work, but on a strict pitch limit…the list of things that a manager needs to deal with as it relates to a bullpen is almost endless. All of that said, for a guy who...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 7 (4/24/14)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Cubs celebrate 100 years of Wrigley Field in fitting fashion. Three Up 1. Jeff Samardzija was brilliant (again). He deserved to win (again). He didn’t win (again). 2. Hector Rondon has to be the best Rule 5 pick of the past 5 years, right? A short reflection of the past Rule 5 drafts: 2013: too early to tell. 2012: Rondon is a legitimate back-end reliever...
Via Obstructed View
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Veras Out as Cubs Closer

Some will argue this is why you have to draft Craig Kimbrel or Glen Perkins, but this is exactly why we don't value closers in the draft. The Chicago Cubs have removed Jose Veras from the closer role after blowing 2 saves. Candidates to save games in his place include Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop. Rondon pitched a perfect 11th inning for his first career save...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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