Cubs Lose Out on Billy Wagner, Takashi Saito May Now be an Option

Posted: 2nd December 2009 by Matt Trueblood in MLB
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When Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry re-signed left-handed reliever John Grabow to a two-year extension last month, he removed the Cubs from the hunt for free agent southpaw Billy Wagner. Tuesday, foxsports.com reported that Wagner had found his home for 2010, after agreeing to a one-year deal with Atlanta. With Wagner off the market and the Cubs essentially set in terms of left-handed arms , Hendry will now turn his attention to the remaining crop of free agent bullpen hurlers, who are predominantly right-handed.  If one recent piece by Chicago Tribune writer Phil Rogers carries any weight, the top guy on Hendry's wish list may be erstwhile Red Sox and Dodgers right-hander Takashi Saito. Saito will turn 40 in February and is no longer the dominant closer he was from 2006-08 in Los An ...

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