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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    I guess I don't understand why they are so reluctant to go with Marmol in the closer spot. He seems to have done everything you would want from the set up position. I hope Gregg is the answer.



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Quote Originally Posted by iowajazz View Post
    I guess I don't understand why they are so reluctant to go with Marmol in the closer spot. He seems to have done everything you would want from the set up position. I hope Gregg is the answer.
    Because you don't want your best reliever in the closers role. Don't limit him to only one inning to pitch in. Marmol is the best at what he does and thats coming into the 8th inning and getting out of a huge jam. I really hope we never see Marmol as the Cubs closer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Because you don't want your best reliever in the closers role. Don't limit him to only one inning to pitch in. Marmol is the best at what he does and thats coming into the 8th inning and getting out of a huge jam. I really hope we never see Marmol as the Cubs closer.
    You don't? Someone like Marmol could be a devastating 2 inning closer if needed...

    I'd argue some of the best relievers in the game are closers (Papelbon, Rivera, etc.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    You don't? Someone like Marmol could be a devastating 2 inning closer if needed...

    I'd argue some of the best relievers in the game are closers (Papelbon, Rivera, etc.)
    That doesn't make it the right move. Anyone can come into a game during the 9th inning with a 3 run lead and get 3 outs. Its not that tough. Why waste your best pitcher on that?



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Because you don't want your best reliever in the closers role. Don't limit him to only one inning to pitch in. Marmol is the best at what he does and thats coming into the 8th inning and getting out of a huge jam. I really hope we never see Marmol as the Cubs closer.
    Maybe I'm biased, but he looked like crap when I got to see him last year.

    I've never thought the Cubs paid enough attention to their pen but it's always such a crapshoot.



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    That doesn't make it the right move. Anyone can come into a game during the 9th inning with a 3 run lead and get 3 outs. Its not that tough. Why waste your best pitcher on that?
    So you're nearly certain you're going to get the W. You shorten every game to 8 innings and tell the other team they better have you beat or they're history. In some cases, if you have a good setup guy, you can shorten them to 6-7 innings (Rivera-Wetteland of way back when, Red Sox tried this with Okajima-Papelbon and the Yankees tried it with Joba-Rivera)



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Because you don't want your best reliever in the closers role. Don't limit him to only one inning to pitch in. Marmol is the best at what he does and thats coming into the 8th inning and getting out of a huge jam. I really hope we never see Marmol as the Cubs closer.
    I'm not buying that logic. I will settle for the idea that Marmol has proven himself to be a great set up guy and there isn't a reason to change what worked.

    I don't see anyone taking Rivera and making him a set up guy because that's where you put your best reliever.



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    He sure will look odd on the mound.




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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    That doesn't make it the right move. Anyone can come into a game during the 9th inning with a 3 run lead and get 3 outs. Its not that tough. Why waste your best pitcher on that?
    Ask the New York Mets how easy it is to go into the 9th with a 3 run lead and still win...

    Closers need a certain mindset and maybe Marmol doesn't have "it"



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Well Gregg hasnt given up a run all spring, and Marmol has struggled since coming back from the WBC, so it looks like its the right move



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    He sure will look odd on the mound.

    LMAO

    I always refer to him as Old Gregg.



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    I worry a little bout Gregg as he isn't the strikeout pitcher that Marmol is



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    Re: Gregg named Cubs closer

    Kevin Gregg is very mediocre. Odd decision.



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