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Blown save spoils Garza’s shutout, Mets walk off with win 4-3

Cubs were set up to complete their first road sweep of the Mets since 1991, “set up” being the key phrase. 8 innings of shutout baseball going into the ninth, 2 homers and 4 runs coming out. It seemed to be in the bag as the Cubs got ahead early with great hitting from Luis Valbuena and Starlin Castro in the first against Mets starter Jeremy Hefner. Alfonso Soriano put the Cubs on the board 1-0 knocking in ...

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Cubs Need to Let Marmol Go ASAP

Carlos Marmol has been the closer for the Cubs since 2009. He started out strong his first two years, but in the later end of 2011 and into 2012 the wheels came off for him and it started to get ugly for the Cubs. He has lost all confidence in himself to battle back from getting down in counts. If he doesn't start off his innings showing good command it is very hard and almost impossible now to get his comm ...

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Carlos Marmol’s Velocity Concerns

Since Cub closer Carlos Marmol became a full-time reliever in 2007, the erratic reliever had shown a particular soft spot for giving Cub fans high blood pressure throughout his appearances late in games, as he had shown the ability to shutdown opposing offenses in high-leverage situations while frustratingly blow games when victory was within the team's grasp. His use of his lights-out slider has been legen ...

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Dempster wants Quade to manage in 2011

After the Cubs rode Alfonso Soriano's bat to another win over the San Diego Padres, a couple of players decided to speak up for Mike Quade. Ryan Dempster and Marlon Byrd were both quoted as saying they want Quade to come back and be the full time manager in 2011. From The USA Today "He's been very upfront, very honest with all of us," pitcherRyan Dempster said after notching his 15th win. "He's been tremend ...

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Where the Ted Lilly Rumors Stand

After a rush of trade rumors this morning and early afternoon things have slowed down a bit on the Chicago rumor front. The Cubs are still trying to move Ted Lilly and it appears that his suitors are down to the Dodgers and the Yankees. The Dodgers have been the hot team after him all day, this morning we thought that maybe Ryan Theriot would go with Lilly but that doesn't seem likely now. Theriot could sti ...

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