Francisco Cordero And the Cubs Would Be a Great Fit

August 18, 2009 by  

The Cubs need a closer—a competent closer, that is.

Closer Kevin Gregg has been erratic at best this season. Gregg has a pedestrian 4.47 ERA, has blown six saves, and has given up a whopping 12 home runs in 56 innings. After last night's debacle in San Diego, it looks like Cubs manager Lou Piniella has had it with Gregg as the closer.

"I think we're going to make some changes as far as what we're going to do in late innings," Piniella said. "We'll have some word [Tuesday]."

The Cubs can simply insert Carlos Marmol as closer for the remainder of the season. The right hander has dominant stuff that can overwhelm hitters, but Marmol has struggled with his control t...

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