Originally Posted by ICcubfan
I think Marmol is great in 8th when you need a big K and he should stay there. He seems more focused or something? We can't have a closer that walks people ala KG.
Except Gregg didn't walk people compared to the rest of the Cubs bullpen. He has the second best walk rate of Cubs relievers over 20 innings.
13 home runs is Gregg's problem not the walks.
I don't like Marmol in the 9th, but if it keeps his arm from falling off for a couple of years, I'm all for it. His control problems are probably directly linked to his heavy usage from 07 and 08.
What I can't live with is if the Cubs giving a mediocre reliever like Grabow $4 million or signing an 'elite' closer for even more while letting Harden walk.