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God’s Wrathwatch: Marmol Says No to DL, Ramirez Says Maybe

God’s Wrathwatch: Marmol Says No to DL, Ramirez Says Maybe

Truly, friends, the Lord Almighty hates Cubs fans. As you know by now, Aramis Ramirez AND Carlos Marmol (totally unimportant players, you know?) left last night’s game with injuries. Details[Read More…]

by April 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

God’s Real-Time Wrathwatch: Ramirez and Marmol Both Hurt

Aramis Ramirez left the game tonight with a strained calf, and Carlos Marmol also exited with an injury. Awesome. More details as they become available.

by April 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Have Been Contacted About Trading a Reliever

Cubs Have Been Contacted About Trading a Reliever

Unless that reliever is Carlos Marmol, I have a hard time believing another team is aggressively pursuing anyone else in the pen. But, hey, whatever. Cross your fingers for Neal[Read More…]

by April 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Effectively tied for first place in the National League Central, having won or split every series of the season so far, it is hard to find things to complain about[Read More…]

by April 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Kevin Gregg is Still the Cubs Closer

Kevin Gregg is Still the Cubs Closer

Despite Kevin Gregg’s shaky first save, and even shakier first blown save, Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella says there’s no controversy: Kevin Gregg is the closer. Oh, did I mention[Read More…]

Cubs Release Chad Gaudin, Jeff Samardzija to AAA

Cubs Release Chad Gaudin, Jeff Samardzija to AAA

The Chicago Cubs bullpen is set: David Patton and Angel Guzman are in, Chad Gaudin and Jeff Samardzija are out. Ultimately, this is the precise series of moves we had[Read More…]

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

Readers repeatedly asked me if I was going to write a “Why the 2009 Chicago Cubs Will Suck” article, as I had for the rest of the N.L. Central. My[Read More…]

by April 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Lou Piniella Has Advice for Carlos Marmol: Get Over It, Kid

Lou Piniella Has Advice for Carlos Marmol: Get Over It, Kid

After making the simultaneously difficult and easy decision to name Kevin Gregg the team’s closer over Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is going to have to deal with[Read More…]

by April 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Closerwatch: It’s Kevin Gregg

Closerwatch: It’s Kevin Gregg

I can’t say I’m surprised: Lou Piniella today announced that Kevin Gregg – and not Carlos Marmol – will begin the season as the Chicago Cubs closer. Rue if you[Read More…]

by March 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: The Closer Cometh

Sick of the cheesy titles yet? Either Carlos Marmol or Kevin Gregg will be the closer, and Lou said today he’ll have a decision on that by the weekend —[Read More…]

2009 Chicago Cubs Closerwatch: It’s the Final Countdown

2009 Chicago Cubs Closerwatch: It’s the Final Countdown

In case you hadn’t noticed, Spring Training Battlewatch has come to a close. With fewer and fewer battles remaining, it’s time to focus on the specific battles remaining. The closer[Read More…]

by March 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Battlewatch: Lou Spills Some Beans

Spring Training Battlewatch: Lou Spills Some Beans

Today, instead of looking at box scores, let’s just look at some things manager Lou Piniella said yesterday. “There are two jobs open in that bullpen as far as I’m[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs Financial Incentive to Let Kevin Gregg Close

The Chicago Cubs Financial Incentive to Let Kevin Gregg Close

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has said he’s likely to announce the team’s closer for the upcoming season by the end of this week. Despite popular opinion to the contrary,[Read More…]

Carlos Marmol’s WBC Days Are Over!

Which is, of course, both a good and bad thing. Good, because he’s coming back to camp, and the Cubs can take it very easy on his arm. Bad, because[Read More…]

by March 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 5, 2009

The Chicago Cubs lost to the White Sox… again. Good thing it’s just fake baseball. Though the games are fake, the… battles… are… REAL! (you tittered right there, didn’t you?)[Read More…]

by March 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Aramis Ramirez to Play in WBC with A-Rod Out?

With the breaking news that Alex Rodriguez is undergoing hip surgery – the cyst kind, not the old person kind – I am openly pondering and speculating as to whether[Read More…]

by March 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Telenovella: Carlos Marmol (again) IS Going to Pitch in WBC

Telenovella: Carlos Marmol (again) IS Going to Pitch in WBC

First, he was going to. Then he wasn’t. Then he was going to. Then he wasn’t. And now Carlos Marmol officially, definitely, maybe, probably, but no, seriously, definitely is going[Read More…]

by March 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Carlos Zambrano is Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

Report: Carlos Zambrano is Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

Um, what? In all the hemming and hawing about whether or not Carlos Marmol would be pitching for the D.R. in the WBC (he’s not), we may have missed an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Official: Carlos Marmol is Out of the World Baseball Classic

No more speculation necessary, Carlos Marmol is officially out of the WBC. Allow me to be the first to say woo. And might I add hoo.

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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[Read More…]

by February 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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