The Chicago Cubs acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Gregg from the Florida Marlins on Thursday, a move which spells the end for closer Kerry Wood.
Gregg was acquired for minor league pitcher Jose Ceda.
Bothered by a sore left knee, Gregg finished 7-8 with a 3.41 ERA and 29 save. His nine blown saves tied for most in the majors.
After some careful consideration the Fazools made a transaction last night.
DROP: Geoff Jenkins LF Phi
ADD: Carlos Marmol RP ChC
The Reason: Geoff was my only Phillie and actually happened to be Mr. Irrelevant in the draft (I had the #1). I really would have loved to keep him past the first week of fantasy play but I he would have rotted away on my bench and never really cracked the rotation with Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Matt Diaz all in front of him, and all LFs (the league setup is where you HAVE to have a LF, CF, and a RF, then just an OF spot. Why not play Geoff at the OF spot you say? I also happen to have Xavier Nady (RF) and Jeremey Hermida (RF – DL15) behind Jeff Francouer(RF) who I would most likely insert before Geoff Jenkins, being that he is the most platooned out of all my outfielders.
Carlos Marmol setup Kerry Wood for the Cubs before Kerry decided to go and blow it. He fanned three out of the four batters he faced and had some really good stuff. I figure you can always have pitching, especially relievers who are solid and will see the field more then once every five days.
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Tagged as Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs, Geoff Jenkins, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jeff Francouer, Jeremy Hermida, Kerry Wood, Matt Diaz, Mr. Irrelevant, Phillie Fazools, Xavier Nady