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, 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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