Reporting Brian Hanley
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the hated Pack:
Jim Hendry left the Cubs.
million in 2013. Know any teams interested in trading for that paper given
Marmol’s work this season?
percentage (34-for-44) is the worst in the league.
opportunities, including the debacle Saturday in St. Louis. Marmol allowed the tying run on a
bases-loaded walk to Ryan Theriot, then threw a wild pitch for the
Quade said. “We didn’t do much offensively either. But we were in a position to
win it. Just a tough day for ‘Marm.’ “
suggestion that the Cubs could deal Marmol this winter. Not without eating some
of the dough or taking a bad contract in return.
the Cub’s closer next year, who among Cubs’ nation can make that leap of faith?
No matter this city’s best wide receiver’s 1.75 ERA since June 28.
hope is Marmol, a one-pitch pony, can regain some control of that slider next
Paul Konerko, yet again.
love this guy?
the Sox captain’s 30 homers and 100 RBIs at age 35, you have to appreciate his
approach to the game that gave him that 16,000-square foot home in Arizona, Hawk has brought into his
Saturday. “This guy did it by himself because the people we put
behind him, they didn’t have good years. And when you have the type of year he
has with little help, that’s … nobody sees that.
only see the numbers, not how he did it. And he did it with one leg for almost a
month. Amazing year. It doesn’t surprise me. This guy is very professional, goes
about his business the right way.”As for Konerko’s approach, how about
this. Guillen had a lineup penciled in without Konerko the other day, but
changed it when the captain said he wanted to play even though the game meant
very little in an utterly frustrating season.
“You kind of want to be
done with it. It has been a long year and obviously we didn’t end up where we
wanted to end up,” Konerko said. “It’s kind of a balance of getting it over with
and talking about what went wrong and also playing these last few games the
to play these last few games the right way, try to approach them like we would
any other game because that’s what we get paid to do,” Konerko
join Mully and me between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. as we kick off what we hope will be
Bears’ Victory Monday.
thanks for listening.