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Rich Harden Should Be The Cubs’ Closer

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Two years ago, the Chicago Cubs made a bold decision. The one-time face of the franchise, the future of the starting rotation, the hope of the city of Chicago, Kerry Wood, was going to move to the bullpen.

The decision was partially made to give Wood a career. He had a longer laundry list of injuries and surgeries than he did pitching successes. But he always busted his tail to get back on the bump for the Cubs, so, out of respect for that, the team moved him into a role that would use his arm and shoulder more conservatively.

The decision to move Wood to the pen was also made because he had ridiculous stuff. Anyone who has seen just one of his 20 strikeouts saw the unbelievable ability of the phenom from Texas. Crai...

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