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Will Tigers look to Chicago to solve closer woes?

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09:23 AM ET 06.16 | Kevin Gregg couldn't make the Dodgers' bullpen in spring training, but he has pitched so well for the Cubs that he's on the short list of players the Tigers are considering as they continue to try to solve their closer dilemma. His experience and strike-throwing ability appeal to the Tigers, who would consider Carlos Marmol as part of a package. The Mariners' Tom Wilhelmsen is at the top of their wish list, with Jonathan Papelbon a possibility if the Phillies make him available.

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June 16, 2013  09:58 AM ET

With an extra wild card team it is much harder to make a deal because so many more teams think they have a chance of securing one o those spots.

June 16, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

With an extra wild card team it is much harder to make a deal because so many more teams think they have a chance of securing one o those spots.

Except the Cubs. They know they're not getting one.

June 16, 2013  11:24 AM ET

Gun control really working in Chicago, only the gang bangers have them.

June 16, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Gun control really working in Chicago, only the gang bangers have them.

Thanks for staying on topic.

June 16, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Thanks for staying on topic.

LOL.

June 16, 2013  01:15 PM ET

Anyone would be happy to get out of Chicago. I was talking about gunfighters pitchers but closers are fireman.

June 16, 2013  02:46 PM ET

Oh yeah, that sounds like a smart move. The Cubbies would further deplete relief pitching despite being one of their weakest areas.

June 16, 2013  02:47 PM ET

Would the Cubbies actually be able to pull off a trade before that player got hurt?

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June 16, 2013  04:11 PM ET
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The Tigers cannot be so desperate that they would consider taking on both Gregg and Marmol...are they?

Especially after "Mr Cub" Carlos Marmol blew another save opportunity with a 4 run ninth. Genius move by Sveum to leave him in there. Larry Bittner would have been a better option and he's 66 years old now. "Goat Boy" Garza must be hoping for a trade to any team with good relief pitching.

June 16, 2013  04:50 PM ET

I bet Ian Stewart could pitch better in the 9th than Marmol does.

June 16, 2013  05:45 PM ET

Dusty Baker is certainly looking smarter than Sveum now.

June 16, 2013  08:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Thanks for staying on topic.

I am pulling your chain--- PULL PULL!

 
June 17, 2013  09:18 AM ET

I thought Marmol pitched just fine

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