Article Archive for March 2009
Manager Lou Piniella announced on Sunday that Kevin Gregg would open the season as the teams closer. Gregg beat out last years setup man Carlos Marmol for the closers role. Do you think Gregg is the man for the job? Can he handle the pressure of being the closer in Chicago?
I sit here thinking, “Is it Opening Day Yet?” Wow do I wish it was. I just can’t get into Spring Training this season for some odd reason. Maybe it’s the fact that the only position battle that appears to be going on is in the bullpen? I’m not sure but I do have a little update for you all today.
Manager Lou Piniella has named Carlos Zambrano as the opening day starter when the Chicago Cubs take on the Houston Astros April 6th down in Houston. Piniella said that he and pitching coach Larry Rothschild talked things over and everything pointed at Big Z making the start on opening day.
The Chicago Cubs are struggling down in Spring Training during Cactus League play and manager Lou Piniella is not happy with his veteran players like Alfonso Soriano, Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez. Will Piniella has his first blowup of the season before opening day?