#1 Cubs are deeper in the bullpen this year than last, and von mary123 11.04.2019 07:42

Ronny Deila will part company with Celtic at the end of the season, according to reports in Norway. Norweigan broadcaster TV2 claims the former Stromsgodset boss will leave Celtic Park when his one-year rolling contract runs out at the end of the season.The 40-year-old replaced Neil Lennon in June 2014 and won the double in his first season but a poor European campaign this term saw the pressure begin to mount on the Hoops boss. WATCH: Scottish Cup semis Watch highlights of the Scottish Cup semi-finals as both matches went to penalties... Sundays embarrassing Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Rangers on the back of Januarys League Cup exit to Ross County now appears to have sealed Deilas fate, despite the club closing on their fifth straight Scottish Premier title.TV2 claims that criticism from former players, supporters and a bloodthirsty Scottish tabloid press have also played a part. Rangers secured a place in the final of the Scottish Cup with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Celtic at Hampden Park Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker said earlier on Monday that Deila was on the brink of losing his job following defeat to Rangers.Deilas agent Tore Pedersen and Celtic have refused to comment on the reports.David Moyes has been installed as favourite for the Parkhead hotseat ahead of former boss Lennon. Also See: Nicholas: Celtic are stale Deila silent on future Wholesale Jerseys Cheap .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Cheap Jerseys From China .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. http://www.cheapauthenticnflchinajerseys.com/ . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. 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As manager Joe Maddon has indicated several times recently, some on the roster will be determined by who the opponent is, so adjustments will be made accordingly based on a first-round, best-of-five series.Because the Cubs used 11 pitchers and 14 position players last year in the National League Division Series, well use that as our standard here, but thats no guarantee as pitching coach Chris Bosio has already indicated they might want more help in the bullpen.Position player locks: Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Dexter Fowler, Willson Contreras, David Ross, Matt Szczur, Tommy La Stella.On the bubble: Miguel Montero, Chris Coghlan and Albert Almora.My call: If the Cubs keep 14 position players, the decision may not be that difficult here. Montero and Coghlan would probably get the edge based on a couple of factors: Theyre both veterans and theyre both left-handed. The Cubs likely would be OK with carrying three catchers -- especially when one is a rookie and another is 39 years old -- as that would give Maddon more flexibility within a game. If Fowler needed to come out late for defensive reasons, a better case could be made for Almora. Szczur is more than capable as a late-inning defensive replacement as well.Coghlan might be on the outside looking in if the Cubs keep only 13 position players. La Stella and Szczur get the edge becausse of their ability to come off the bench and deliver a hit or walk.dddddddddddd There is a chance Almora makes it over Coghlan no matter how many they keep, but with righty closers throughout the NL postseason, lefty bats off the bench could be most important.Pitching locks: Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey, Aroldis Chapman, Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm, Travis Wood, Carl Edwards Jr.On the bubble: Joe Smith, Mike Montgomery, Rob Zastryzny, Trevor Cahill, Jason Hammel.My call: The Cubs are deeper in the bullpen this year than last, and if they play the Giants or Cardinals they will absolutely want another left-hander back there, so Montgomery actually might be closer to a lock than on the bubble. Remember, Wood has been awful against righties, so hes almost a one-batter pitcher in a close game unless lefties are stacked next to each other in the lineup.Smith and Hammel have allowed too many home runs, which can change a postseason game quickly. Zastryzny is a rookie and if not for Montgomerys presence, he might make the roster. Cahill could be the odd man out as he has been inconsistent and is best suited for long relief, a spot the Cubs hope they wont need come October.With weeks until the postseason, things could change simply based on who gets hot down the stretch. And how many pitchers versus position players?they keep will undoubtedly be an intense discussion between the Cubs front office and their manager. ' ' '

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