Francisco Cordero and the Cubs Would Be a Great Fit

August 18, 2009 by  

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

Current closer Kevin Gregg has been erratic at best this season. Gregg has a pedestrian 4.47 ERA, six blown 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.

"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 could make Carlos Marmol closer for the remainder of the season. The right-hander has dominant stuff that can overwhelm hitters, but control is a problem this season. He's walked 52 batters in 56 innings, which has helped produce a 1.47 WHI...

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