5@5: Can A Strong Cubs Rotation Offset Bad Bullpen?

The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Mully & Haugh Show
July 28, 2020 - 9:45 am

(670 The Score) On its daily 5 at 5 segment Tuesday morning, the Mully & Haugh crew debated a variety of questions.

-- After left-hander Jon Lester’s dominant 76-pitch, no-hit start through five innings Monday evening, the Cubs’ rotation has a 1.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts in four games. It’s early, but can their strong starters offset an unproven bullpen? Is hot pitching as contagious as hot hitting in a 60-game season?

-- What was your reaction to the news that White Sox manager Rick Renteria was set to miss the team's game Monday evening after waking up with cold symptoms? Renteria later tested negative, according to reports, but did you worry more or less because he's a 58-year-old manager instead of a younger player? How much would the White Sox have missed Renteria?

-- Do you remain fearful the Marlins' coronavirus outbreak could end MLB's restart? Has MLB avoided a stoppage or is the league just buying time?

-- Does the fact White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech is filing for divorce from his pregnant wife of nearly six months help you understand his decision to opt out of playing in 2020? Does it matter if he opted out due to personal issues as opposed to COVID-19 fears?

-- The Bears' Nick Foles ranked 26th and in tier 3 while Mitchell Trubisky ranked 32nd and in tier 4 in the Athletic's annual tier rankings of NFL quarterbacks. One defensive coordinator was quoted as saying, “As bad as Trubisky is, I know Foles is even worse.’’ Are those fair rankings? As the Bears begin reporting to camp Tuesday, who’s No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart?

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