Chicago Cubs “Set” with Carlos Marmol as Their Closer…Really?

December 8, 2009 by  

According to Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune, via Twitter, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella said that Cubs are “set” with Carlos Marmol as their closer and are “very happy with him.”


I hope this is like when a college coach at a small school says he is staying at the school, but then the next day leaves for a better job. The coach says he is staying at the small school because it is the “right thing to do.”

The right thing to do for the Cubs is to say they are happy with Marmol as their closer and then go out and get someone who is better suited for that role. Marmol belongs as the eighth inning set-up guy.

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