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Will He? Won’t He? Marmol Out of the WBC (again)?

The drama surrounding whether or not Carlos Marmol will (obliterate his arm and) pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic is starting to take on the feel of a Telenovela – Ay! Dios mio! Well according to the latest, Marmol is NOT going to pitch in the WBC because he wants […]

WBC Cubs Dropping Like Flies: Lee is Out

Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee will not be participating in the upcoming World Baseball Classic as he had previously intended. Like Aramis Ramirez before him, Lee is suffering from back-up-itis. “I wanted to do it, I really wanted to do it,” Lee said. “But they told me, basically, I wasn’t going to play.” DailyHerald.com. […]

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Carlos Marmol IS Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

There doesn’t appear to be a “maybe” about it anymore. Carlos Marmol will be pitching for the Dominican Republic in this year’s WBC, just weeks (well, maybe more than a month, but it’s still “weeks”) after pitching in the Dominican Winter League. Marmol says he doesn’t see the difference in the workload he’ll see in […]

Carlos Marmol is NOT Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

A couple of days ago, Peter Gammons wrote a scathing article about Carlos Marmol pitching in the Dominican Winter League playoffs, and then the World Baseball Classic, and then in the season for the Cubs. Well, according to a thread at Sons of Ivy, the ESPN ticker has reported Marmol will not pitch in the […]

The Cubs Have Two Closers

The prevailing wisdom is that Carlos Marmol will take over as the Cubs’ closer this year, based on the fact that he is a large-eared super-bad-ass-master on the mound. But, maybe Kevin Gregg is, too (snicker). The Cubs acquired Kevin Gregg from Florida this offseason, and Piniella doesn’t want to declare Marmol the closer until […]

Kevin Gregg Gets Paid

As the Cubs have always done, they wrapped a one-year deal for Kevin Gregg before his case went to arbitration. Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Gregg on a one-year, $4.2 million contract. Florida traded Gregg in large part because he was due for a big raise via arbitration and sure enough he settles […]

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The Cubs Convention is Super

It’s almost here! Squeals of excitement! The Cubs Convention is this weekend, and although I’ve never been, I imagine it to be like the scene in Charlie in the Chocolate Factory where they enter that first room and everything is edible, and everyone starts eating everything in sight. You know, except that “everyone” is just […]

Cubs Caravan Juicy Nuggets (eww)

Bruce Miles drops some knowledge on us from this year’s Cubs Caravan, and Carrie Muskat does the same, and here’s the ultramega shorthand: Carlos Marmol and Kevin Gregg are the last two inning guys, but a closer hasn’t yet been chosen. Jeff Samardzija could be in the rotation next year for the Cubs (that’s what […]

The Winter is for Baseball

Lots of Cubs prospects playing in various winter leagues, which have recently wrapped up. For those of you into those kind of things, the good guys at Northside Baseball put together a summary of the winter league prospect results. Dominican Winter League Welington Castillo (Licey): 2/8, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 PB – .250/.333/.250/.583 Doug […]

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