Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Sunday that he's picked Kevin Gregg over Carlos Marmol as his team's closer.
Obviously, we overestimated Piniella in thinking that March wouldn't make the difference. Marmol has been the far more effective pitcher than Gregg two years running, and while Gregg does have the experience, he also blew nine saves in 38 chances last season. Marmol has only been charged with three blown saves while collecting eight saves and 46 holds the last two years. He's clearly the future for the Cubs. To put that on hold for a mediocrity like Gregg is just a bizarre decision.
It looks like rotoworld is bitter they were wrong. Many sites and newspapers were predicting a 60% chance that Gregg would be the closer. It's hardly a "bizarre" decision.