Austin: November 2008 Archives

Bullpen, Bullpen, Bullpen?

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As I sit here on my computer and look at the Chicago Cubs bullpen without Kerry Wood, I cannot help but worry. This upcoming year we might have to rely on more youth than we can possibly handle.

---Cub Relievers---
Jose Ascanio
Neal Cotts
Carlos Marmol
Chad Gaudin
Michael Wuertz
Jeff Samardzija
Angel Guzman
Kevin Hart
Kevin Gregg

Feel free to rip my opinion apart, but that is A LOT of uncertainty to take us to the postseason and beyond. By taking just Kid-K away, our entire relieving staff goes into jeopardy. Let's look at our Set-up man-Closer duo's.

---2008 Pitching Stats---
Carlos Marmol 2-4 2.68 ERA 7 Saves 114 KO 30 Holds
Kerry Wood 5-4 3.26 ERA 34 Saves 84 KO

Kevin Gregg 7-8 3.41 ERA 29 Saves 58 KO 4 Holds
Carlos Marmol 2-4 2.68 ERA 7 Saves 114 KO

Stats are stats...they don't always show the differen ...