Guardians Rumors: Cubs "Showing Strong Interest" In All-Star Closer

The Chicago Cubs have been showing a notable interest in Emmanuel Clase, the All-Star closer for the Cleveland Guardians, indicating a strong move to bolster their bullpen for the upcoming season.

This interest has been a topic of discussion among various sports news outlets.

Clase, coming off two consecutive All-Star seasons with remarkable performance, has garnered attention for his achievements, including leading MLB in saves for the past two seasons.

His career statistics, including a 2.00 ERA and a 4.92 strikeout-to-walk ratio, make him an attractive target for the Cubs.

The team's pursuit of Clase is seen as part of a broader strategy to strengthen their bullpen, especially after a season where bullpen fatigue was a critical factor in their performance.

Chicago Cubs' interest in Clase aligns with their recent activities in the offseason, which have included other significant signings and trades.

However, acquiring a player of Clase's caliber could come at a high cost. Speculation suggests that the Cubs might have to part with a top prospect or another young talent to secure him. Photo Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports