Pittsburgh Pirates v. Chicago Cubs – The Bullpen

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In preparation for the upcoming Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs, we’ll be comparing the two teams position by position to see where the advantages lie. In our third segment, we’re taking a look at the bullpen for both teams.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are not that different when you break it down. Both teams have a steady mix of young players and some veterans to balance things out. It’s no wonder these two teams had the second and third best records in all of baseball. We’ve already recapped the infielders and outfielders of these two outstanding teams, now we’re going to take a look at their bullpens.

Both the Pirates and Cubs have fantastic bullpens and as we saw with Kansas City in 2014, that can be a huge game changer. If by some weird chance the Wildcard game becomes a battle of the bullpens, who has the advantage? I’ll break it down piece by piece.

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