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Kevin Gregg is Not a Closer Anymore

Kevin Gregg is Not a Closer Anymore

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kevin Gregg is out as the team’s closer, following a spectacularly awful 4-run 9th inning last night against the San Diego Padres. Manager Lou Piniella said[Read More…]

Kevin Gregg’s Arm Needs a Nap

Kevin Gregg’s Arm Needs a Nap

Chicago Cubs closer Kevin Gregg is dealing with a bit of “tired arm,” according to manager Lou Piniella. “He has a little bit of a tired arm,” Piniella said before[Read More…]

by August 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 5 – July 31, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 5 – July 31, 2009

It’s easy to pin this one on Carlos Marmol, but it has just as much to do with the lack of offense – specifically the 0-fer in the top two[Read More…]

by August 1, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

The Pirates Trade; or Why Tom Gorzelanny Better Be Awesome

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs traded pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny. And[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
God’s Wrathwatch: Aramis Ramirez May Be Headed to DL

God’s Wrathwatch: Aramis Ramirez May Be Headed to DL

Milton Bradley is back, Carlos Marmol is back, and Derrek Lee is set to be back tonight. But third baseman Aramis Ramirez is still out with a strained calf. And[Read More…]

by April 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrathwatch: Ramirez, Bradley, Marmol, Lee – Holy Crap That’s a Lot of All Stars

God’s Wrathwatch: Ramirez, Bradley, Marmol, Lee – Holy Crap That’s a Lot of All Stars

Yes, the Cubs have stunk with a capital F over the last week, losing five of six. But it’s not as though they’ve been playing full strength. that is, of[Read More…]

by April 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
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…]

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