Closer Developments

by mrCane

Some interesting news regarding save situations has developed.  The cubs announced that Kevin Gregg will start as the Cubs closer with Carlos Marmol setting him up.  This is a blow to owners who drafted Marmol, hopefully those same owners added Gregg to the roster in case a situation such as this arose.  It doesn’t come as a surprise because Cub skipper Lou Pinella does like a veteran arm closing games. 

Fantasy Advice:  If you have Gregg, look for Marmol if he is available and see how the situation plays out.   I feel that Gregg will hold the position for some time rendering Marmol useless in all but large mixed leagues and deep NL only leagues.

Another story was Brandon Morrow announcing he will in fact move back to the bullpen for the Seattle Mariners.  Owners who drafted Morrow in the later rounds of drafts now might have stolen a top 10 closer. 

Fantasy Advice:  Count on Morrow for 30 saves and a sub 3.00 era with a ton of strike outs in all formats assuming his forearm situation clears up.

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