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    Gregg to Cubs

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3700730

    The Chicago Cubs have acquired Florida Marlins reliever Kevin Gregg, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

    The Marlins received 22-year-old right-hander Jose Ceda in return, according to sources.

    Gregg, who was Florida's closer for most of the 2008 season, saved 29 games last season and was 7-8 with a 3.41 ERA. He blew nine saves for the Marlins in 2008.

    He is the fourth arbitration-eligible player traded by the Marlins this offseason, joining first baseman Mike Jacobs, who was traded to Kansas City, and outfielder Josh Willingham and starting pitcher Scott Olsen, who were traded to Washington.

    Chicago's closer, Kerry Wood, is scheduled to become a free agent at midnight.
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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8...l-with-Marlins

    The Cubs, facing the possible loss of closer Kerry Wood, have acquired right-hander Kevin Gregg from the Marlins, according to major-league sources.

    Gregg, 30, closed for the Marlins for most of last season, but the Cubs likely would use him as a bridge to a Carlos Marmol if Wood departed as a free agent.

    Marmol would take over as the closer, with the Cubs likely using a number of relievers — including Gregg, Jeff Samardzija, Angel Guzman, Neal Cotts, and Kevin Hart — leading up to the ninth inning.

    It is not yet known whom the Marlins will receive in return for Gregg.

    The Marlins have now traded four arbitration-eligible players since the end of last season — Gregg, first baseman Mike Jacobs, left-hander Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham.

    Gregg tied with the Rockies' Manuel Corpas for the major-league lead in blown saves last season, finishing 29-for-38 in save opportunities with a 3.41 ERA.
    Nice trade for the Marlins--they got Jose Ceda.
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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    15 decisions for a closer?

    That's a lot.

    Of the MLB pitchers who were in the top 20 in # of saves in 2008, only 2 had 10+ decisions: Solomon Torres (7-5) and Mariano Rivera (6-5).

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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    Now this makes up for the last trade a bit
    woo woo woo, you know it

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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    Nice trade for the Marlins. Ceda has a chance to be a true shutdown reliever.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    I'd like to see Dusty try to lure Kerry Wood to the Reds.
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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    I'd like to see Dusty try to lure Kerry Wood to the Reds.
    I can actually see that happening, especially if Affeldt doesn't re-sign.
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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    I'd like to see Dusty try to lure Kerry Wood to the Reds.
    So where do we send Cordero (along with his no-trade clause)?

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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    So where do we send Cordero (along with his no-trade clause)?
    no where.. what's wrong with having a surplus of live arms? If the Reds miss out on Weathers and Affeldt then Wood would be a good pick. Affeldt and Weathers would make at least 3MM per year. Why not offer Wood 3 years / 15MM. He could become the 8th inning guy and get spot saves. A bullpen like this would be pretty nice:

    Owings
    Masset
    Roenicke
    Bray
    Burton
    Wood
    Cordero
    Last edited by RedLegSuperStar; 11-13-2008 at 11:25 PM.
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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    So where do we send Cordero (along with his no-trade clause)?
    Back to Milwaukee for JJ Hardy.

    I was hoping that the Reds would do a Roenicke and change deal for Gregg to set the team up with a spare closer to deal.
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    Re: Gregg to Cubs

    Supposedly Wood is looking for a real LT deal, with his arm history do you want to sign him for 5 years? The emergence of Marmol let Hendry re-evaluate that very problem and decide to pass - my guess is less because of money than the LT aspect of a deal.


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