I’ve Seen Enough Of Kevin Gregg

Yesterday evening, Kevin Gregg blew yet another save for the Cubs.  While he’s only blown 5 out of 26 opportunities this year, he seems strictly to be a two-run closer.  He always gives up a run, so he needs a two-run lead.  Case in point, Sunday evening against the Marlins, the Cubs take a 2-1 lead into the ninth, then with one-out, back-to-back home runs by Dan Uggla and Cody Ross, Cubs lose.  What makes this even more ridiculous is that the Cubs already have a closer.  His name is Carlos Marmol.  Unlike Gregg, Marmol throws strikes that aren’t right down the middle of the plate, can get a strikeout occasionally, and actually has an out pitch, the slider.  Kevin Gregg wasn’t a great closer to begin with, it’s time to give Carlos Marmol his job.

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4 comments

  1. santosis

    Didn’t they try Marmol as the closer a few years back? I don’t think it worked out so well then… but I definitely agree its time for another try. He tends to keep the ball down in the zone this season and hence has only allowed one homerun. Give him a shot!

  2. daaboss

    It is really hard to watch our team this year. A lot of the problem is with the ownership and the management. The DeRosa Trade was horrible and has affected this team terribly. Nothing against Miles but he is no DeRosa and he has been on the DL more this year than DeRosa and his production is no where near DeRosa’s. The ownership not willing to back Woody was terrible after Woody sacrificed a lesser contract in 2008 to stay with his original team, change to a closer and save 34 games. People do not talk a lot about this but it is difficult for pitchers to move from team to team and I believe that Woody would be having a much better season had he been with us! Plus we give a good prospect away for Gregg then have to pay him 4mil? Gregg is not a premier closer and is hurting our club. I trust Woody much more with the ball then I do Gregg. Also, not keeping Blanco has hurt too as a young Soto was learning well from his teacher. I feel the management/ownership has been trying very hard to hurt this team not help it because how else do you explain the trades made last year and this year? It is time for Hendry to go and I cannot wait for The Tribune/Sam Zell to get out of our Cubs face and let the new owners be apart of something special.
    Mahalo

    • paintingtheblack

      daaboss-I feel that many, but not all of the Cubs’ issues are due to the ownership change. It has been ridiculous.

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