Gregg vs. Marmol
Lou Piniella has said he’ll name the Cubs closer on Sunday. Carlos Marmol has eight career saves, and last year was named to the National League All-Star team. This spring, he’s pitched in seven games, given up six hits, walked one, and struck out 10 in eight innings. He’s also hit five batters. Kevin Gregg has appeared in nine games, given up four hits, walked two, struck out 10 over 8 1/3 innings. He also has a track record with 61 saves in the last two seasons combined.
In a poll of Chicago beat writers, the vote was split — two for Marmol, two for Gregg. Who would you pick?
— Carrie Muskat