Sources: cubs have deal to bring back Brian Duensing. $7M for 2 years.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 17, 2018
Brian Duensing really acquitted himself well in the second half of last season after starting out in somewhat atrocious fashion. There was a significant amount of time when I thought the Cubs would be better served by simply releasing him, and I was certainly proven wrong as the season progressed. I think this is the primary reason I'm not a general manager.
2 years, $7 million is a great deal for the age-35 and age-36 seasons of what is a fine 4th option out of the pen. If the Cubs can get a closer (or just one more great reliever and figure out a closer), I'll consider the bullpen to be in a very good place.