fogpog.com - Staying True To Cubbie Blue
 
Chicago Cubs
Schedule
Standings
Player Stats
Roster
Depth Chart
Wrigley Field
History
2013 Standings
National League Central
TEAM W L PCT GB
St. Louis 97 65 .599 -
Pittsburgh 94 68 .580 3.0
Cincinnati 90 72 .556 7.0
Milwaukee 74 88 .457 23.0
CUBS 66 96 .407 31.0
- End of Regular Season -
Recommended Sites
Media Friends:
AskMen.com
CBS SportsLine
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Cubs
ESPN
FOX Sports
Maxim
MLB.com
Sports Illustrated
Stuff
Site Friends:
1060 West
Chicago Cubs Blog
CNLBCB
Ivy Chat
Len & Bob's Blog
MLB Rumors
fogpog Feeds
Subscribe
RSS 2.0
RSS 1.0
Java
Add to My Yahoo!
Link To Us:
fogpog.com - Staying True To Cubbie Blue

Welcome to fogpog, the best place to talk about all things related to Chicago Cubs baseball. To gain full access to fogpog you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
  • Participate in our forums and browse from over 75,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other Cubs fans from around the world.
  • Create your own custom profile filled with many different features.
  • Gain access to our free arcade providing an assortment of fun and challenging games.
All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the fogpog Staff.

Go Back   fogpog > Cubs Baseball > The Bleachers
CUBS Tickets Gallery Arcade FP Store Donate
View Poll Results: Gregg or Marmol for closer?
Carlos Marmol 2 25.00%
Kevin Gregg 6 75.00%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old Mar 15th 2009, 8:56 pm
cubsfan162512's Avatar
cubsfan162512 cubsfan162512 is offline
Rookie
 
My Mood:
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 239
Gregg should close and it shouldn't be a question. My question for all of you is what is more valuable: getting out of a bases loaded nobody out situation or getting three outs with nobody on? Marmol's role last year was to come in during very difficult situations and get out of them unscathed which is FAR more valuable than him coming into the game in the ninth inning to get three outs while nobody is on base. The closer position is overrated and would waste Marmol's ability to get out of tough jams with his electric stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old Mar 15th 2009, 9:05 pm
Bockstock's Avatar
Bockstock Bockstock is offline
Hall Of Famer
 
My Mood:

Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,338
I agree with you cubfan.

A couple things come to my mind, one being Gregg's durability with his knee injury last year. The 8th inning guys will be called on for heavy workloads throughout the year. Now that Marshall has all but claimed the 5th spot, Heilman should be able to shoulder some of the 7th-8th work, and hopefully Lou takes note of that.
__________________
Whether it comes from [the media] or even comes from some fans, who are deservedly upset at a given point, it's really just noise. If we let it affect our decision making, shame on us
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old Mar 16th 2009, 8:56 am
LeeEila's/rant's Avatar
LeeEila's/rant LeeEila's/rant is offline
Hall Of Famer
 
My Mood:

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Metamora
Posts: 2,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jntg4 View Post
I haven't seen Gregg play, so he hasn't yet had a chance to prove anything to me.
I have he looks really good , plenty of movement , uses off speed pitches and attacks the hitters . He has impressed me.
__________________
Christian Morgenstern : And thus , in his considered view ; What did not suit - could not be true
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old Mar 16th 2009, 10:16 am
ICcubfan's Avatar
ICcubfan ICcubfan is offline
Veteran
 
My Mood:

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 345
Greg

Marmol needs to come in in 8th- Greg seems to be more focused and I think he will tcb whether there is a one run lead or 10. He could start walking guys again which has been his track record but it is his job to lose.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old Mar 16th 2009, 12:32 pm
ryno4ever's Avatar
ryno4ever ryno4ever is offline
Moderator
 
My Mood:
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: In an Illinois Cornfield
Posts: 13,683
Send a message via Yahoo to ryno4ever
I am comforted in knowing that whichever one gets the nod, there is a backup if needed. I have a feeling Lou will keep them on a short leash...
__________________
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
Hey Chicago whattya say?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old Mar 16th 2009, 3:47 pm
Jntg4's Avatar
Jntg4 Jntg4 is offline
Rookie
 
My Mood:

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DuPage County
Posts: 182
Yes, they could platoon. Good point with the backups. He said he wanted to rest starters, but perhaps he'll do the same for closer?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old Mar 16th 2009, 6:03 pm
cubs161 cubs161 is offline
Veteran
 
My Mood:

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 289
i agree ryno, a marmol gregg platoon for the closer would be best, with heilman in there too, but i like marmol in the eighth getting out of sticky situations, and gregg coming in and closing, i am in no way ok with heilman closing, thats just not his role.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old Mar 16th 2009, 9:48 pm
ryno4ever's Avatar
ryno4ever ryno4ever is offline
Moderator
 
My Mood:
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: In an Illinois Cornfield
Posts: 13,683
Send a message via Yahoo to ryno4ever
I know he's not in the running for closer, but after today's performance, I really wouldn't be surprised if Samardzija ended up in Iowa to start the season. He allowed five runs on five hits with two walks and a wild pitch in just two innings. Lou has said he will start the season with 12 pitchers, but in order for this guy to get some consistency, I see him starting the season down there to get in some work and get those pitches down before putting him in more pressure situations.
__________________
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
Hey Chicago whattya say?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old Mar 16th 2009, 11:46 pm
Bockstock's Avatar
Bockstock Bockstock is offline
Hall Of Famer
 
My Mood:

Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,338
There really shouldn't have been any question about him starting in Iowa. His future is in the rotation, keeping him in the pen wouldn't be the best thing for him right now. A handful of innings a week is not going to help his control or his secondary pitches.
__________________
Whether it comes from [the media] or even comes from some fans, who are deservedly upset at a given point, it's really just noise. If we let it affect our decision making, shame on us
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old Mar 17th 2009, 1:29 pm
ryno4ever's Avatar
ryno4ever ryno4ever is offline
Moderator
 
My Mood:
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: In an Illinois Cornfield
Posts: 13,683
Send a message via Yahoo to ryno4ever
I was wrong, I guess!

From today's trib:

Quote:
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija made what is likely his last spring start for the Cubs Wednesday against the Brewers, with manager Lou Piniella reiterating that Samardzija's immediate future is most likely in the bullpen.

Piniella said he would have the starting rotation and many of the bullpen slots figured out "by Thursday or Friday, but if Samrdzija doesn't win a starting spot, he'll be seriously considered for a bullpen spot in the middle or shorter role."

Cubs brass also has talked about sending Samardzija back to Triple-A to work on being a starter, but this is the second time within a week that Piniella has strongly hinted the major league bullpen was more likely. Last season, the Notre Dame grad made 26 appearances, posting a 0.95 ERA at Wrigley Field.

"I've seen him improve," Piniella said. "I like the way he competes and goes about his business. He's basically learning to pitch at this level."
__________________
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
Hey Chicago whattya say?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cubs, Righthander Kevin Gregg Agree to Terms cubsfan162512 The Bleachers 0 Jan 19th 2009 10:37 am
Marmol and Gregg will compete for closer cubbyfanforever The Bleachers 0 Jan 18th 2009 10:35 am
Cubs trade Jose Ceda for Kelly Gregg Bockstock The Bleachers 25 Nov 17th 2008 3:19 pm
What is up with Marmol? bringbacktuffy The Bleachers 50 Jul 14th 2008 12:35 pm
Marmol ryno4ever The Bleachers 11 Jun 24th 2008 10:39 pm


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 6:15 am.



Copyright © 2006-2013 fogpog.com. All rights reserved.
Chicago Cubs logos Copyright © 2013 Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.
Powered by: vBulletin v3.6.8, Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.