Southpaw Staying Power: Sean Marshall Should Be Extended by Cubs This Winter

September 14, 2010 by  

This might be hard to believe, but Sean Marshall has probably been better than most Chicago Cubs fans think this season.

Marshall, who turned 28 last month, has had a marvelous season in the Cubs' bullpen in 2010.

His 6-5 record reflects the confidence both Lou Piniella and Mike Quade have shown in Marshall, using him in tie games 21 times and on back-to-back days 25 times.

Yet there are numbers in Marshall's stat line this season that leap off the page unexpectedly.

He has nearly 11 strikeouts per nine innings, good for 13th in baseball. Largely because of that newfound whiff a...

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