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11 responses to “Jose Valverde: The Cubs Need a Closer, and that Closer is Me”

  1. Butcher

    Please no.

  2. Lockeness

    There aren’t enough assholes on this time right now. Lets go get another one. I wouldn’t be able to watch.

  3. KB

    I wouldn’t care if he did a spasmodic version of “The Worm” after every single pitch; if he could deliver like he has this year for Houston, I’d take him in a heartbeat.

    1. Butcher

      For $10M a season? No thanks. The Cubs are pretty overextended with their backloaded contracts right now. I don’t see the value in picking up a guy who throws 70 innings a season for that much money.

      He’s also a giant douchebag, which just makes the decision easier.

      1. Butcher

        Just to add to that — Marmol is 7 for 7 since taking over the closer role. Opponents are batting .158 against him in those 7 save opportunities.

        We don’t need to drop 10 bills on a closer in free agency. We have bigger fish to fry.

  4. Boardman

    Actually the monster is named Loch Ness.

    1. Butcher

      I could be wrong, but I believe the monster’s name is “Nellie” and the body of water Nellie lives in is called Loch Ness.