Post Tagged with: "Kevin Gregg"


Two Moves That Prove Lou Piniella Has Lost His Mind

Two Moves That Prove Lou Piniella Has Lost His Mind

Lou Piniella has always been a little quirky – at least in his time with the Chicago Cubs. At first, it was endearing. Then, it was tolerable. Now, it’s really[Read More…]

by August 19, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Carlos Marmol is the Cubs’ New Closer, Lou Piniella is the Cubs’ New Crazy Person

If you thought Kevin Gregg in the 9th was a roller coaster, say hello to the Chicago Cubs’ new closer: Carlos Marmol. According to Len and Bob’s twitter, he’s the[Read More…]

by August 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Padres 4 – August 17, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Padres 4 – August 17, 2009

It’s easy to blame this one on Kevin Gregg (and I do), but once again the offense failed to do anything. If the Cubs continue to fade away, this season[Read More…]

by August 18, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
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

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
Chicago Cubs: Dumping Players, and the Measure of Regret

Chicago Cubs: Dumping Players, and the Measure of Regret

The All Star break marks the not-really-but-figurative mid-point of the season. It always seems like a good time to reflect on pre-season items, and how things have played out (read:[Read More…]

by July 14, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Very Rumorish Rumor: Heath Bell to the Cubs?

For now, treat with skepticism: According to a tweet from the Monty Show on Sirius 127 (apparently it’s a West Coast thing), the Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring reliever[Read More…]

by June 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
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…]

Koyie Hill is an Excellent Scapegoat

Koyie Hill is an Excellent Scapegoat

Although a confluence of many things led to the Cubs’ 9th inning loss to the Brewers yesterday, folks are really only focusing on but a couple things. One of which[Read More…]

by April 11, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
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