Cubs Quick Hits: Five of Seven Regular Cubs Relievers Have FIPs Under 3.6

I dare you to dive into the pool of tweets regarding the Chicago Cubs bullpen. It should take you about 30 seconds to start scratching your head at the sensational takes.

Five of the Cubs’ seven regular relievers (not including Brian Duensing) have FIPs under 3.60 at this point. Even Hector Rondon, who incited some concern going into the season due to his performance in the WBC and Spring Training, has looked sharp.

Name FIP
Davis 1.48
Uehara 2.37
Edwards 3.08
Montgomery 3.40
Rondon 3.53
Grimm 6.20
Strop 8.90

As for Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop, we’re talking about fewer than 12 combined innings. Strop’s inflated walk number (9.0 BB/9) have really hurt, but both relievers boast K/9 of at least 10.80, which signals a drop in the FIP numbers soon.

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Brendan Miller is a writer for Cubs Insider and co-host of the Cubs Related Podcast. Winning three straight OOTP World Series is his greatest accomplishment, but being a former top-50 player in MVP Baseball 2005 is a close second. Unashamedly, he owns a Ryan Theriot jersey.

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