I know what you’re thinking… who is Conor Mullee? Well, don’t let Conor Mullee’s mother hear you say that…
Connor Byrne of MLB Trade Rumors writes this of Mr. Mullee:
“The club (Cubs) claimed right-hander Conor Mullee off waivers from the Yankees.
(Photo Credit: Ashley Marshall Photo)
Mullee, 28, had been a member of the Yankees organization since going in the 24th round of the 2010 draft. Injuries have been highly problematic during his professional career, unfortunately, as he missed nearly all of the 2011-13 campaigns because of various surgeries – including a Tommy John procedure. Remarkably, Mullee persevered through those issues to make his major league debut in 2016, tossing three innings of one-run ball with the Yankees. However, he once again underwent surgery – this time to repair a nerve issue in his elbow – thus ending his season in August.”
Despite all that, the Cubs saw something and are taking a chance. Why not, they just won the World Freaking Series… they apparently think they can do anything now.
(In Photo: Not Actually Conor Mullee’s mom)
Nice little nugget. Mullee’s mom loves it.