Marmol to close

Marmol to close

Posted by Bruce on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 19:14
Word coming out of San Diego is that Lou has named Carlos Marmol the Cubs' new closer, replacing Kevin Gregg. A couple hours ago, I ran the numbers. Check 'em out: http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/2451 Marmol told my Chicago media buddies in San Diego: "I told you they believe in me. And I believe in myself. I think that's the reason he made the decision." Marmol looked pretty hurt in spring training when Lou named Gregg the closer after Marmol had a so-so time of it with Team Dominican Republic at the WBC. As I pointed out in today's earlier blog, Marmol has given up a ton of walks and has hit too many batters, but when he throws strikes, nobody hits him. The swallows from San Juan Capistrano have messengered me the lineup: Theriot, SS Bradley, RF Lee, 1B Ramirez, 3B Fukudome, CF Soriano, LF Baker, 2B Soto, C Dempster, P After Mike Fontenot's tough night at the plate yesterday, I expect to see a lot of Jeff Baker at second. Lou said as much last night to the media in San Diego. Now is the time if the Cubs are going to make a run.
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