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McStallen wrote:I've had Marmol the last 2 years on my NL-only keeper team- I think he's a great young pitcher and am happy to have him but I am not relying on him for too many saves- I think the Cubs generally like to go with a veteran to close (maybe this was indoctrinated in them during the Lee Smith era), and Pinella is a guy who will almost always choose the veteran
So if Wood goes down, I think there is a decent chance that the Cubs could go with Howry or Dempster- so Im just saying you should temper your saves expectations- I think it's about a 30-40% chance Marmol becomes the full-time closer at some point during the season
OneLoveBoomer wrote:BitterDodgerFan wrote:don't worry guys. even if its wood, he calls the DL home.
Exactly. Wood will start as the closer. He will then get rocked or get injured, so Marmol will close for the rest of the season.
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