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    What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Alot of people questioned why Kerry Wood was named the closer this year. At this point in the year, I'm now wondering why myself. Everyone talked about how bad Dempster was as a closer last year, well Kerry Wood has already blown more saves this year than Dempster did all of last year.

    Is it time to move Wood to a set-up role and put Marmol as the closer? I know we've been winning games this year, but I can only imagine how many more games we'd have without Wood as the closer.

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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Alot of people questioned why Kerry Wood was named the closer this year. At this point in the year, I'm now wondering why myself. Everyone talked about how bad Dempster was as a closer last year, well Kerry Wood has already blown more saves this year than Dempster did all of last year.

    Is it time to move Wood to a set-up role and put Marmol as the closer? I know we've been winning games this year, but I can only imagine how many more games we'd have without Wood as the closer.

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    Dempster wasn't a bad closer because he blew saves, he was a bad closer because he allowed WAY too many baserunners. He got very lucky last year he didn't blow more saves. Wood's WHIP is MUCH, MUCH lower than Dempster's was last year. If he would just stop hitting batters, he'd be fine.


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    It is all about the hit batsmen for Kerry, and allowing the rally that follows every time


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Maybe the Cubbies need to turn Wood into some maple bats.


    But seriously, Marmol should be the closer. Marmol has "it" when he's on the mound. With Wood, every time it's holding your breath waiting for something bad to happen.


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Last night after Marmol got settled down he was untouchable. Three straight K's and then Lou lets Kerry bring his gas can in for the 9th to light the infield on fire.

    Eventually Lou will catch on and make a change. Just hope that the Cubs can at least stay within striking distance for the division until that change is made.



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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Last night after Marmol got settled down he was untouchable. Three straight K's and then Lou lets Kerry bring his gas can in for the 9th to light the infield on fire.

    Eventually Lou will catch on and make a change. Just hope that the Cubs can at least stay within striking distance for the division until that change is made.
    I have been on the Marmol bandwagon since the beginning of the season, and I think he should be closing.

    I can understand the argument that many Cubs fan's make that Marmol is valuable coming into the 8th inning runners on first and third nobody out situations that it makes it difficult to move him to the closers role.



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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    When Marmol is on he is absolutely UN-HIT-ABLE. That is the definition of a solid closer in my mind.



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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    With Wood getting the day off, I find myself a little more relaxed with a one-run lead in the bottom of the 9th with Marmol on the mound.


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    With Wood getting the day off, I find myself a little more relaxed with a one-run lead in the bottom of the 9th with Marmol on the mound.

    And now Marmol with a blown save.


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

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    And now Marmol with a blown save.
    Even though he did put the runner on and he will get credit with a blown save, I will no doubt give this loss to Soriano. Catch the frickin Ball!!!


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Even though he did put the runner on and he will get credit with a blown save, I will no doubt give this loss to Soriano. Catch the frickin Ball!!!
    Agreed, Soriano is much more to blame than Marmol. You gotta catch the ball when it hits your glove.


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    2 days in a row, good lord. These are the Cubs I remember, #$@%


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Somedays, I don't understand the hold the Cubbies have on us fans. We all know this is coming, over and over again, but we keep coming back, over and over again.

    I'm not taking any IQ tests anytime soon.


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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    Someone fill me in on the Sori error? I'm stuck here at work and couldn't watch it.



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    Re: What to do with Kerry Wood?

    He lost a ball in the sun, which allowed the tying run to score in the bottom of the 9th.


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