Maybe Kyle Hendricks is the answer.
Ryan Dempster and Greg Maddux were teammates on the Cubs from 2004-06. Before he became an every day starter in Chicago, Dempster spent several years as the closer.
PHOENIX – The Cubs are giving Kyle Hendricks a chance to prove he belongs in their rotation.
Theo Epstein had enough self-awareness and message-control savvy to make a prediction during a spring-training session with Cubs beat writers in 2012.
There are still three weeks left until July 31, but the Cubs are already trying to fight off the trade-deadline hangover.