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Gregg named Cubs closer!

Postby gbill2004 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:30 pm

Its official! http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribu ... ision.html.

Originally posted: March 29, 2009

Cubs name Kevin Gregg closer
By Paul Sullivan

MESA, Ariz.- Cubs manager Lou Piniella named Kevin Gregg the team's closer on Sunday over Carlos Marmol.

Piniella spoke to both pitchers this morning and made his announcement after batting practice at HoHoKam Park.

Lou's difficult decision was made even harder because he knows what Marmol can do while he’s only just learning about Gregg.

Statistically speaking, Gregg has outperformed Marmol this spring, throwing 8 1/3 shutout innings in nine appearances. Marmol has compiled a 4.50 earned-run average and hit five batters in eight innings, not counting his numbers from the World Baseball Classic. Marmol and Gregg both have 10 strikeouts, while Marmol has walked one and Gregg has walked two.
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Re: Gregg named Cubs closer!

Postby Doughhead » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:40 pm

Dang! I have both, but felt I could have dropped Gregg if he wasn`t closing, whereas Marmol I`ll probably have to hang on to even without the saves. Urgh. :-[
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Re: Gregg named Cubs closer!

Postby Skippyoz » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:07 pm

Just drafted last night and drafted Gregg real late on a flier in case if this happened as my only RP on the bench. Marmol went about 10 rounds earlier.
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Re: Gregg named Cubs closer!

Postby deanpapelbon » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:16 pm

Took Gregg late in every league! After losing Lackey and Ervin and with the concern around Fuentes its about time something went my way. Lets hope he keeps it for more than a week.
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Re: Gregg named Cubs closer!

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:22 pm

makes sense, having the more talented marmol as the closer and gregg as the setup man makes no sense since if gregg blows it in the 8th, there's no 9th for marmol. :-b
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Re: Gregg named Cubs closer!

Postby deanpapelbon » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:40 pm

having the more talented marmol as the closer and gregg as the setup man makes no sense since if gregg blows it in the 8th, there's no 9th for marmol.


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